ERIC Number: ED238419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Information Technology and the School Library Resource Centre: The Microcomputer as Resourcerer's Apprentice. Occasional Paper 11.
Gilman, J. A.
This book promotes use of the microcomputer in schools as a school-wide resource, with applications across the entire curriculum, rather than as the specialized tool of only one subject area. It suggests ideal within-school organization and management so as to facilitate this role and considers the immediate and long-term implications of the implementation of this role within the school. Use-related topics examined include microcomputer hardware applications; computer awareness and computer studies courses; computer assisted learning; information retrieval; and teletext, viewdata, and telesoftware. Under microresources organization, the discussion emphasizes microcomputer hardware and software, information storage and retrieval systems, micro-user training, and school based software, school library resource center (SLRC) management, and the microcomputer in the primary school. Finally, the implications addressed include the impetus toward the development of an SLRC, implications for SLRC staffing and operation, the expanding role of the SLRC, the future of education, and anticipated problems and conclusions. A 158-item reference section and a list of sources for further information are provided. An appendix discusses activities of the Information Technology Year (1982) in Great Britain. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Role, Microcomputers, School Libraries, School Organization, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Council for Educational Technology, 3 Devonshire Street, London W1N 2BA, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Technology, London (England).
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Great Britain