ERIC Number: ED208846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers in the Schools: New Directions for British Columbia. Discussion Paper Number 05/80.
This summary of the Instructional Use of Microcomputers Scope Document dated February 22, 1980, outlines short-term plans for the educational use of microcomputers in British Columbia, indicates long-term possibilities, and describes current project activities. The project comprises two major phases: continued field liaison and research, and curriculum integration and development. Hardware is discussed in terms of educational uses, the context of application, urban or rural location, and educational level. The four-fold approach to software involves (1) the development of a standards manual for evaluation of courseware, (2) modification of courseware by JEM Research, (3) development of new programs, and (4) teachers developing their own programs. Inservice training for teachers will be provided, and the exchange of information concerning project efforts will take place through a newsletter and discussion papers. The integration and implementation of microcomputers into the provincial curriculum is described through a series of diagrams including a curriculum development model, an advisory structure, schedules for K-12 curriculum development and implementation, long-range development and assessment, implementation plans and sequence of development tasks, a production model of microcomputer-based courses, and the overall plan. The appendices include requirements analysis of available microcomputers and descriptions of authoring languages. (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: Apple II; British Columbia
Note: For related documents, see IR 009 753-758 and IR 009 777.