ERIC Number: ED228983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy: Rationale, Definition and Practices.
Anderson, Cheryl A.
Focusing on use of the computer as an object of instruction, this paper provides a rationale for teaching computer literacy and explores a variety of definitions for the term. Also discussed are various curriculum approaches that are being developed to teach computer literacy content, which include teaching the content in a separate course and the infusion of computer literacy skills within an existing curriculum. Examples of computer literacy curricula are provided for the elementary, secondary, and college levels. Finally, the paper addresses the problems that are resulting from this new curriculum development, specifically, teacher training and equality of access to computer skills. Nineteen references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education
Note: Paper presented at a Satellite Teleconference on Microcomputers in Education (Austin, TX, October 28-29, 1982).