First published in 1983, New Information Technology in Education surveyed developments in the field of information technology and demonstrated how it could be used to improve the quality of education. The book considered the experience of a wide range of countries, including the United States, Japan and those in Europe. While explaining the potential improvements that the new technology could bring, this book also reviewed the problem areas and helped educationalists to evaluate the relevance of the new technology for their own work. In an age of teaching via Zoom videos, it is interesting to take a look at a time when information technology in education was at its nascent stage. This book will be of interest to teachers and students of history, education, technology and pedagogy.

part 1|68 pages

Part One: A Survey of New Information Technology

chapter 1|12 pages

What is New Information Technology?

chapter 2|8 pages


chapter 3|7 pages

Symbols, Codes, Languages and Modes

chapter 4|21 pages

Devices and Systems

chapter 5|8 pages

Makers and Sellers

chapter 6|10 pages

Buyers and Users

part Two|70 pages

New Information Technology for Learning

chapter |12 pages

Children at Home

chapter 8|16 pages

In Primary Schools

chapter 9|14 pages

In Secondary Schools

chapter 10|6 pages

In Teacher Training

chapter 11|8 pages

In Higher Education

chapter 12|6 pages

In Vocational and Continuing Education

chapter 13|6 pages

In Informal Learning by Adults

part Three|47 pages

Problems and Constraints

chapter 14|19 pages

Educational Problems

chapter 15|10 pages

Social and Political Problems

chapter 16|11 pages

Economic Problems

chapter 17|5 pages

Technical Problems

part Four|32 pages

Information Technology In Education In 2000 Ad

chapter 18|13 pages

Learners' Heaven: An Optimist's Forecast

chapter 19|7 pages

Learners' Hell: A Pessimist's Forecast

chapter 20|10 pages

Neither Heaven Nor Hell: A Personal Forecast