Commonwealth Meeting of Specialists

Distance Teaching in Higher Education, Cambridge, England 6–11 January 1985, Final Report

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The New Communication Technologies

Forty years after the building of the early computer ENIAC and twenty years after the first educational exchange by satellite, it was still unclear as we met how far the much heralded information revolution was solving or aggravating the problems of the south. One participant, from the south, warned us that if we stuck with the donkey cart we would have to put up with the manure. Others warned us as tellingly of the problems they faced in maintaining equipment for today's technologies.


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