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ERIC Number: ED233691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluating Microcomputer Software for a Community College Reading/Writing Center.
Patterson, Becky
It is argued that software evaluation is the key to the acquisition of successful microcomputer programs for community college reading/writing centers, but that currently available evaluation forms are not adequate for this task. Following a brief discussion of the problems related to these forms, a detailed list of general guidelines for evaluating reading and writing computer software is presented. The guidelines are organized in three categories: the educational soundness of the software; the ability of the software to fully utilize microcomputer capabilities; and the validity of the software for educational, as opposed to personal, use. It is noted that the results of considering these guidelines should be an increased understanding of the scope of computers and software and an ability to review software for personal and local needs. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Software Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Western College Reading and Learning Association (Portland, OR, March 24, 1983).