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ERIC Number: ED241517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Computer Experience Microvan Program: A Cooperative Endeavor to Improve University-Public School Relations through Technology.
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette
To a large extent the Southwest can be described as a rural area. Under these circumstances, programs for public understanding of technology become, first of all, exercises in logistics. In 1982, New Mexico State University introduced a program to inform teachers about computer technology. This program takes microcomputers into rural classrooms (via a van that travels throughout the state) in order to introduce microcomputer technology and its potentials for educational programs to students and teachers. The program's organizational structures involves support from the International Space Center, the International Hall of Fame Foundation, New Mexico State University, and Texas Instruments Corporation. The van program cost for schools is $150 per day. Objectives of the project encompass: (1) computer awareness; (2) computer literacy; and (3) hands-on machine time. The van project has been effective in improving university relations with public elementary and secondary schools. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico State University