ERIC Number: ED234749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-2
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Microcomputers in the Classroom: Problems and Potentials.
VanDeMark, Christy L.
This report presents a broad overview of the research and opinions of experts in the field of educational computing, in order to provide information for educators concerning the implementation of microcomputers in education. The document primarily consists of annotations of articles reviewed, which are grouped in five categories. The first section introduces some of the trends in education resulting from the computer revolution and discusses changes that are presently occurring or will soon occur in education. Computer awareness and aspects for consideration in within-school computer use are then addressed. The third section highlights the implementation process, along with its problems, potentials, and the need for more research. Attitudes of teachers and others toward computers in the classroom are examined in the fourth section. The final section deals with computer assisted instruction (CAI), including problems and potentials of CAI, problems in evaluation of CAI materials, and research on CAI effectiveness. A summary, conclusions, recommendations, and a 62-item bibliography are included. An appendix presents an illustration of an implementation, followed by data tables displaying information on program use and nonuse, the impact of instructional aids on examination scores, the effectiveness of lectures versus CAI, and variables addressed by CAI research. Figures display data on CAI studies and other data included in 10 major studies. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education