ERIC Number: ED231981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer & Software Use in Michigan's Vocational-Technical Facilities: A Status Report.
This report is intended to help Michigan's vocational and technical teachers and administrators make decisions regarding the purchase of microcomputer hardware and software for professional use. Addressed in a discussion of computer hardware are current and planned inventories of microcomputer hardware located in the public vocational and technical facilities in Michigan, mainframe accessibility, and trends in the networking of microcomputers in the state. An examination of the uses of software in Michigan covers the following topics: identified activities (administrative, instructional support, and general instructional activities) and software use in vocational programs (agricultural, business, distributive, health occupations, home economics, and trade and industrial education). Provided next is a software guide that includes a source guide, a description of the state's tri-county computer consortium, and lists of software available in each of the above-mentioned educational program areas. A summary of the major findings of the hardware and software and a list of recommendations concerning the use of microcomputer hardware and software conclude the report. (MN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Educational Facilities, Guidelines, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ferris State Coll., Big Rapids, MI. Center for Occupational Education.