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ERIC Number: ED239113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-3
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Technology for the Vocational Classroom.
Camp, William G.
This conference presentation outlines some of the important factors for teachers to consider when selecting software and hardware to be used as teaching tools in the vocational education classroom and as a means for teaching about the occupational applications of microcomputers. Addressed in a discussion of methods and criteria for evaluating hardware are central processing units, external memory, interfacing capability, monitors, and printers. The second half of the guide contains general guidelines for evaluating software; an examination of software costs; and a discussion of criteria for assessing the characteristics, documentation, user friendliness, and replicability of business and instructional software. (MN)
Descriptors: Business, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Information Utilization, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Secondary Education, User Satisfaction (Information), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 3, 1983).