ERIC Number: ED226002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Courses in Microcomputer Applications in the Secondary Schools for the Undergraduate and Graduate Level: Problems and Promises.
Lindbeck, Joy S.
This paper discusses the development and implementation of graduate and undergraduate teacher education courses on microcomputers for secondary school teachers at the University of Akron (Ohio). Processes involved in developing courses for students using the Apple II microcomputer are described in the paper's first section. Decisions on the purchase of a microcomputer and programming are recounted, and recommendations are made on establishing microcomputer classes. In the second section, course descriptions, rationale statements, instructional objectives, materials, and requirements for undergraduate and graduate courses are described. Results of the 1982 spring and summer semester evaluations are presented in tabular format. Problems identified in the course presentations and evaluations are reviewed together with proposed resolutions. The first of three appendixes to this section outlines objectives and course topics for the undergraduate orientation course on microcomputer applications in the secondary school classroom. The second appendix provides a similar outline for the graduate course. Appendix C offers guidelines for the development of a program in BASIC for an Apple II microcomputer. A bibliography is included. The third section of the paper presents proposals which are currently underway for the revision of the courses. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple II
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Teacher Education in the Computer Age (Athens, OH, November 4, 1982).