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ERIC Number: ED238840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An In-Service Workshop That Helps Teachers Reduce Computer Anxiety.
Payne, Judith S.
In this review and evaluation of a week-long workshop in computer literacy developed for home economics teachers, the following points are raised: (1) There is a need for inservice programs designed to overcome teacher anxiety about computers; (2) Lack of instruction regarding the use of the microcomputer is the most important factor limiting the educational use of computers; (3) Teachers have a low level of confidence in hardware and software; (4) Computer instruction should focus on drill and practice, precise question-answering, review of materials, and achievement testing; and (5) Computers are effective in motivating students. A description is given of the activities designed for the 110 participants (all home economics teachers) in each session of the workshop. Teachers' responses to a post-workshop questionnaire are presented, and their progress in overcoming their fear of computers is discussed. Suggestions are made for developing computer workshops for teachers and also for incorporating computer literacy programs into preservice teacher education programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Anxiety