ERIC Number: ED242079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Ontario Education: Report on the Pilot School Projects.
Review and Evaluation Bulletins, v4 n5 1983
This report is intended to provide advice to Ontario school staffs, school boards, and the Ministry of Education on (1) the effects of using computers in schools, (2) criteria for selecting courseware and hardware, (3) subjects most effectively approached with computers, and (4) priorities for future courseware development. Pilot projects for the following five pilot schools are presented under the subheadings of Organization and Human Involvement, Equipment, Curriculum Uses, and Issues and Concerns: (1) Dundalk and Proton Community School (English language 1-8), (2) Ecole St. Anne (French language 1-8), (3) North Addington Education Centre (English language K-12), (4) Ecole Secondaire de la Lalle (French language 9-13), and (5) Danforth Technical School (English language 9-13). The report's conclusions and recommendations advise additional research in such areas as the potentially adverse effect of computer use on students' mastery of basic skills. Findings further indicate that although students and teachers were generally enthusiastic about using computers they lamented the lack of time with the equipment and the lack of sufficient hardward and suitable software (particularly in French language schools). Teachers emphasized the need for more time to investigate the computer's applicability to existing curricula and requested guidelines for computer implementation strategies in the classroom. (JBM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Equipment, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, French, Inservice Education, Pilot Projects, Purchasing, Student Reaction, Teacher Response
Publications Sales, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.