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The Economic and Social Impacts of the Transition from the Industrial Society to a Computer Literate, High Technology, Information Society
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Abstract

As our society evolves from an industrial society to a computer literate, high technology, information society, educational planners must reexamine the role of postsecondary education in economic development and in intellectual capital formation. In response to this need, a task force on high technology was established to examine the following topics: the development of a perspective or a futures scenario for Ohio; human resource development of providers and consumers of postsecondary educational services; equipment and capital plan expenditures; and implications for program development, approval, and evaluation. After analyzing Ohio's strengths and weaknesses as well as its opportunities for and the threats against its successful transition to a high technology information society, members of the task force concluded that the evolution of a technetronic society in Ohio can develop in a systematic way if the state can manage the issue of intellectual capital formation. What is needed is a conceptual framework to guide Ohio and its institutions in such a way as to focus science and technology on the individual and quality-of-life issues. In response to this need, the task force has developed a detailed plan of action concerning strategic planning, human resource development, capital planning, and program development and review for the 1983-1985 biennium. (A summary of the specific task force recommendations is appended.) (MN)

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Groff, W.H. The Economic and Social Impacts of the Transition from the Industrial Society to a Computer Literate, High Technology, Information Society. Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .

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