ERIC Number: ED241315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Microcomputers. Inservice Series No. 16.
Wilson, Mary Alice
This manual is designed to introduce adults to microcomputers. It is planned for use with a series of five two-hour labs on Apple II or IIe computers, with participants expected to review sections and practice on a microcomputer between sessions. The goals are to have participants (1) understand how programing languages work, (2) understand the power and purpose of three types of software (word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and database management), (3) determine what skills they want to develop next, and (4) realize how much fun the computer can be. Helpful vocabulary is listed first, followed by sections on an introduction to Logo, word processing for the author, an introduction to BASIC, electronic spreadsheets, and database management. Each describes the purposes and what to do in some detail. A brief bibliography is also included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Programing, Teacher Education, Word Processing, Workshops
The Hampshire Educational Collaborative, The Center School, South Hadley, MA 01075 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Educational Collaborative, South Hadley, MA.
Identifiers: BASIC Programing Language; Database Management; Electronic Spreadsheets; Logo Programing Language; Massachusetts
Note: For a related document, see SE 044 009. Document may contain pages of marginal legibility.