ERIC Number: ED238412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Selection Guidelines for Administrators. Operations Notebook No. 30.
Coombs, Robert W.; And Others
Designed to assist administrators in making intelligent decisions about microcomputer selection, this nontechnical guide provides information in three areas: how, where, when, and why to use a microcomputer; what questions to ask about software and hardware; and what terminology to use. It provides a framework for answering six questions the administrator considering microcomputer selection might ask: (1) What do I want a microcomputer to do for me? (2) What software is available to meet my goals? (3) What microcomputer should I purchase? (4) What other equipment will I need? (5) Can I afford the hardware? and (6) Everything's purchased: What do I do now? A glossary explains microcomputer-related terms. Specific topics addressed range from computer assisted instruction, computer managed instruction, and word processing to documentation, memory capacity, maintenance, security, peripherals, funding sources, and staff development. Appendices include samples of software, courseware, and hardware evaluation forms, and a Teacher Education/Computer Center Map showing regional contacts in California. (LMM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Check Lists, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Glossaries, Input Output Devices, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Program Implementation, Purchasing
Association of California School Administrators, Foundation for Educational Administration, 1575 Old Bayshore Hwy., Burlingame, CA 94010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators, Burlingame. Foundation for Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Software Evaluation
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