ERIC Number: ED237068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computers and Curriculum: What's the Fuss?
Rooze, Gene E.
This paper examines the use of the microcomputer as a mediating device, and explores its influence on curriculum. The relationship of a media device to subject matter and the nature of a subject are examined, and possible uses of the computer in science and social studies are analyzed to illustrate this principle. Three main points are emphasized and discussed: (1) the mediating device used in a course makes a statement about the nature of a subject; (2) the device requires the use of a set of skills; and (3) it transmits a set of values. It is concluded that if the nature, skills, and values of the subject are incongruent with those transmitted by the medium, the device should not be used. Four references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Sunbelt Conference on Educational Computing (1st, Lubbock, TX, June 1-4, l983).