Emerging Uses of Computers for Education

An Overview of Tools and Issues for Vocational Educators

by Matthew W. Lewis


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 3.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback83 pages $25.00 $20.00 20% Web Discount

This study, conducted as project of the National Center for Research on Vocational Education (NCRVE), examines emerging computer-based educational technologies and discusses their current penetration into, and potential relevance for vocational education. These tools have powerful capabilities for simulating work environments and complex devices, guiding students interactively, providing access to and manipulation of a rich variety of multimedia reference materials, and linking students and teachers across distances. The study summarizes the reactions of a vocational educator's focus group to the emerging technologies and suggests ways in which vocational educators might participate in shaping the technologies and prepare for their appropriate use.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Note series. The note was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.