ERIC Number: ED225531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy: An Introduction.
Varied views are presented in this report which addresses five primary issues: (1) What is computer literacy? (2) What does it cover? (3) Who is it for? (4) How should it be presented? and (5) Where can one get help in organizing a computer literacy program? The first section summarizes results of a survey of 14 educators who were asked their opinions on what elements should be included in a computer literacy program, how early such education should begin for students and teachers, and how such programs should be evaluated. A list of the survey respondents, a summary of each individual's views, and the computer literacy program features they emphasized are included. Focusing on activities in New York State, the second section outlines State Education Department activities in computer literacy and presents a statement by the Subcommittee on Computer Literacy of the Statewide Instructional Computing Network, which is designed to serve as a multi-level instructional guide for school districts. Also included are a sample of computer literacy activities in schools, a description of a computer awareness kit, and a model for computer education. The remainder of the publication, which is not reproduced here but available as noted, contains prints and abstracts of recent articles on computer literacy and programs, and two bibliographies. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for Learning Technologies.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Education Department
Note: Sections III-IV are not reproduced because of copyright restrictions. This material can be obtained from the New York State Education Department, Educational Programs and Studies Information Service, Main Education Building, Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234.