Paul Penfield, Jr. and Richard C. Larson, Education Via Advanced Technologies, IEEE Transactions on Education, Special Issue on the application of information technologies to engineering and science education," vol.39, no. 3, August, 1996; pp. 436-443.
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Education Via Advanced Technologies

Paul Penfield, Jr., Fellow, IEEE , and Richard C. Larson
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA


Advanced technologies like the World Wide Web offer interesting opportunities for improving higher education. A recent study done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on these matters and made several specific recommendations. Since this study was completed, a new center was established at MIT to coordinate and promote the use of advanced technologies in education, and a high-level council on educational technology was formed. After briefly peering into the future, this paper describes the study and the new center. An on-line version of the paper, with linked references to the study report and other Web resources, appears in the CD-ROM that accompanies this printed version of the paper.

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