Accession Number : AD0615129

Title :   EDUCATION AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : O'Toole,John F. , Jr

Report Date : 03 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Acceptance of the high-speed digital computer has been remarkably favorable, especially in national defense, in business and industry, and in science. Applications in these fields are briefly described. Education is discussed in terms of the types of information problems that are woven through the fabric of the entire educational process; from problems of collecting, storing, communicating, retrieving, and displaying information; to problems of receiving, learning, and using information. These problems are considered amenable to solution by computer applications. Some of the values and forces underlying American education are described, as well as some of the responses of the educational system to changing needs, e.g., curriculum reform, programmed instruction, school organization, instructional materials, and the education of teachers. These values, forces, and responses are discussed within the framework of requirements for more efficient information processing systems as provided by computers. (Author) (Revision of a chapter in a study report submitted to the U. S. Office of Education, 'Application of electronic data processing methods in education', Jan 1965)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, COMPUTERS), (*COMPUTERS, EDUCATION), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, INSTRUCTORS, TEACHING MACHINES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE