ERIC Number: ED229227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Computer Technology in Massachusetts Schools.
Hess, John; Sanders, Jean E., Ed.
This report focuses on the status and future of computer technology in Massachusetts schools. The report is organized into four major sections. Introductory information is provided in section 1, followed by a framework (section 2) for viewing computer technology. This framework provides information on computer hardware components, computer software and software-related terminology, and applications which are anticipated for the computer. An attempt is made to help decision-makers set directions for computer use in the future by summarizing (section 3) seven projects illustrating the types of instructional/administrative applications for which computer technology is helpful. Projects summarized include: Project CAPTURE, Project LOGIC, Education Programs and Practices File, A Network of Practice File, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Project COFFEE, Lawrence Children's Health Project/EPSDT, and the Computer Literacy Institute. Lessons learned from these projects that should be of assistance to those contemplating future development of computer technology in education are discussed in section 4. These lessons address various issues related to staff development, curriculum/instruction, and technical assistance. A glossary of microcomputer terms and names/addresses of project contact persons are included in appendices. Additional descriptive and curriculum documents are available from these individuals. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Authoring Institution: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Massachusetts
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