ERIC Number: ED243452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers in Schools: Some Initial Considerations.
Higgins, James E.; Linville, William J.
Both instructional and administrative uses of microcomputers are considered in this monograph, which addresses the pressing questions of educators and administrators as indicated by requests for assistance directed to MICRONET, an Indiana school network that promotes microcomputer use in public schooling. The current condition in schools is discussed, including hardware on site, how it got there, what software is used, who uses it, and its impact. Under microcomputer uses in schools, topics include drill and practice, word processing, simulation, and tutorials. Administrative issues addressed include current practices in record keeping, inherent problems, teacher needs, degree of microcomputing skill considered essential for educators, whether to learn programming, and, if inservice is necessary, what models appear most effective. Software suggestions include both general guidelines and specific advice related to drill and practice programs, tutorials, games and simulations, and administrative uses. A selected list of software companies is appended. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. School of Education.; Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Indiana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Computer Simulation; Computer Uses in Education; Software Evaluation