ERIC Number: ED244587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
About the Scottish Microelectronics Development Programme.
Scottish Microelectronics Development Programme, Glasgow.
Activities of the Scottish Microelectronics Development Programme (SMDP) related to the introduction and coordination of educational microcomputing in Scotland from 1980 to February 1984 are described. The background of the program is outlined, and it is noted that SMDP has become a division of the Scottish Council for Educational Technology (SCET), operating as the main executive arm of a new Microelectronics in Education Committee (MEC). Also described are the Support Software Library, a collection of educational software developed by SMDP programmers and freely distributed to Scottish schools, and SMDP information dissemination activities. Additional activities and projects described are the Primary Software Development Project, which produces programs for use in primary schools; the Edinburgh Software Project; the Scottish Community Education Microelectronics Project (SCEMP), which is funded by the Scottish Education Department and the Scottish Community Education Council to increase general community awareness of the potential scope of microcomputers; the Schools Computer Administration and Management Project (SCAMP), aimed at the computerization of secondary school recordkeeping/administration; and two special education projects for the mildly mentally handicapped. Appendices present a list of SMDP publications, a sample order form, a list of SMDP software distribution centers, and annotated listings of software in the Supported Software Library and SCEMP software. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Microelectronics Development Programme, Glasgow.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Scotland