ERIC Number: ED227834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Applications of Electronic Technology.
Dominguez, Jeronimo, Ed.; Waldstein, Arnold, Ed.
The four papers presented in this book are intended to promote awareness of educational applications of microcomputer systems, educational software, telecommunications networks, and cable television. An introduction and a list of contributors precede the papers, which discuss specific topics related to computers and new technologies in education: (1) "Computer Systems for Special Educators," by Kirk Wilson; (2) "Educational Software: In Search of Quality," by Richard Howell, Paul Resta, and Gary Adamson; (3) "Communication/Information Systems for Special Education: The SpecialNet Computer Telecommunications Network," by Gary Snodgrass and Robert Campbell; and (4) "Cable Television: A Medium for Extending and Improving Education," by Judy Smith, Jim Leach, and Charles MacArthur. Each paper addresses three important aspects of its subject, with the history, advantages, and limitations; cost data for each medium is presented first. Availability of materials and future directions are then discussed, and decision-making criteria are provided. Finally, opportunities that the newness of the field present to educators and students are stressed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western States Technical Assistance Resource, Monmouth, OR.