ERIC Number: ED208844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Implications of MECC for B.C. School Computer Development. Discussion Paper 11/79. JEM Project No. 0610.
Goddard, William P.
This paper introduces a rationale and format for the introduction of microcomputers into the classrooms of British Columbia on a cost-effective basis. The three purposes of the paper are (1) to briefly present the activities of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC); (2) to describe in general terms how British Columbia might benefit from the MECC experience through a particular adaptation to provincial needs; and (3) to encourage discussion among, and reaction from, the educational community. Descriptions of the background, operations, and specifications of hardware and software of MECC are followed by suggestions for the development of a similar service in British Columbia. The suggestions include a small scale adaptation to meet ten presently identified needs. The paper concludes with a request for reader reactions to add to J.E.M. (Joint Educational Management) Projects information on the viability of the suggested J.E.M. involvement, specification of school/district needs, identification of individuals who would be willing to share in the project, and identification of school districts which would consider first stage involvement. (CHC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: JEM Research, Victoria (British Columbia).; British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Information Service.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
Note: For related documents, see IR 009 754-758 and IR 009 777.