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Packages-learning at a distance

Preece, Jenny and Jones, Ann (1987). Packages-learning at a distance. In: Taylor, C. A. ed. Science Education and Information Transfer. Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs, 9. Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp. 117–136.

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Abstract

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It is said that we live in an information society and that there has been an information explosion during the present century. Indeed we live in an age when the storage, transmission, retrieval, and the creation of information by electronic means has suddenly become commonplace. Clearly our educational system must take all this into account and adjust, both to the possible use of microcomputers in teaching, and to the preparation of students to take their place in the modern world of high technology. This volume stresses that if our science and technology education is really to serve future human needs we must ensure that the technique of information transfer chosen is appropriate to the age and experience of the receivers, appropriate to the subject matter, appropriate to the abilities and skills of the teacher, appropriate to the financial circumstances, appropriate to the cultural background of the region and appropriately free from distortions and confusions.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1987 Not known
ISBN: 0-08-033955-7, 978-0-08-033955-9
Extra Information: Papers from the International Conference on Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs, Bangalore, India, Aug. 8-15, 1985, organized by the Committee on the Teaching of Science of the International Council of Scientific Unions
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38854
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 10:14
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38854
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