ERIC Number: ED240699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Evaluator's Guide for Microcomputer-Based Instructional Packages. Revised.
International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Two instruments have been developed to aid teachers and other educators in evaluating educational software and courseware: the "Courseware Description" form and the "Courseware Evaluation" form. Complete instructions for using both forms are provided in this guide, along with the forms themselves. Prior to the instructions is an introductory section explaining the purpose of the guide, describing the four-stage evaluation process (sifting, description, peer review, and indepth evaluation), and providing a basic definition of terms. The instructions themselves include thorough explanations of each descriptive and rating criterion on the two forms. Then five sample reviews are provided for the following courseware: "Bumble Plot" (elementary mathematics), "Word Games" (spelling),"Krell's College Board SAT" (test preparation), "Three Mile Island" (physical science), and "Dragon Mix" (elementary mathematics). A list of International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE) member organizations is provided on the inside back cover. (TE)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Quality Control, Specifications, Standards
International Council for Computers in Education, 1787 Agate Street, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($3.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Courseware Evaluation; Microcomputer Software and Info for Teachers
Note: A revised and expanded version of ED 206 330, originally developed by MicroSIFT, a project of the Computer Technology Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon.