ERIC Number: ED242462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Microcomputers on Rural Schools.
Smith, Frank A.
This review of articles and facts about microcomputers focuses on the development of hardware and software and the use of microcomputers in education, particularly rural education. In addition to presenting a brief history of microcomputers, the review presents information regarding the costs and brands of microcomputers; the development, use, research, and success of computer-assisted instruction; classroom uses of microcomputers (scheduling, problem-solving, graphics, interactive instruction); computer literacy for teachers and students; microcomputer trends; software development and design; characteristics of good software; criteria for hardware selection; and implications of microcomputer development for the future. Among the many articles quoted are "Microcomputers in Today's Schools: An Administrator's Handbook," by the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory; "The Resource Approach to the Analysis of Educational Project Cost," by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; "Microcomputers in Education: The State of the Art," by Gerald T. Gleason; "Microcomputers in Schools: Promise and Practice," by Bruce Kelsh and John Lindelow; "Powerful Ideas," by Cindy Tursman; and "The Information Rich Economy: Exploiting an Infinite Resource," by Robert Hamrin. (SB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Microcomputers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Costs, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Games; Computer Industry; Computer Resources; Computer Selection; New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Education Association Conference (Manhattan, KS, October 16-17, 1983).