ERIC Number: ED244610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Wisconsin Guidelines for Instructional Computer Use in Education, K-12. 1983-84.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Based on needs expressed by representatives from many Wisconsin school districts, this publication presents guidelines for introducing, enhancing, and evaluating the use of computer technology in schools. The first chapter provides a brief overview of the impact of computers on education and a list of principles for promoting their use in schools. In the second chapter a model for computer use in education is presented, with guidelines for teaching about computers and programing, for computer assisted instruction (CAI), and for computer managed instruction and the utilization of computers in educational administration. Planning for the introduction of computers in K-12 instruction is generally outlined in the third chapter, while the fourth chapter describes the process for implementing a district plan, including guidelines for staff development; software and hardware selection, acquisition, and management; compliance with copyright legislation; and curriculum planning and development. A chart suggesting the scope and sequence of computer education is included, with an indication of possible grade spans for introductory, developmental, and review activities. A check list for assessing the implementation of computer education programs is also provided, and the final chapter presents a series of questions for use in developing a mode for evaluating the program model. Appendices include a list of sources to contact for further information, a summary of computer equity issues, sample courseware and hardware evaluation forms, and a position paper on the need for and methods of providing instruction in keyboarding. (ESR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computers, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Guidelines, Management Information Systems, Media Selection, Models, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Software Evaluation; Wisconsin