ERIC Number: ED211039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Use of Microcomputers: A Report on B.C.'s Pilot Project. Discussion Paper 03/81.
A three-phase exploratory study was conducted to make available to British Columbia schools the best in microcomputer hardware, to assist project coordinators and teachers in the integration of microcomputer courseware into the established curriculum, and to evaluate the project. In the first phase, the Apple II Plus with 48K was selected for use, 12 pilot sites were chosen from the 50 proposals submitted, and inservice training was provided for teachers. The second phase concentrated on the integration of courseware into the curriculum and the development of quality curriculum-related courseware. In addition to serving as a center for the gathering and sharing of information on instructional uses of microcomputers, the project team from JEM Research developed an index of educational courseware for the Apple II, a courseware evaluation instrument for use by curriculum selection committees, and a reference manual with guidelines for courseware development. The third phase, running concurrently with the second, continued research into hardware, software, courseware, and applications; provided field liaison services; and surveyed participants to identify microcomputer uses, teacher preparedness, opinions, and perceived needs. Survey data, conclusions, and recommendations conclude the report. A literature search and a 57-item bibliography are attached. (LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada