ERIC Number: ED246841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Evaluator's Guide for Word Processing Software.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This guide provides a detailed evaluation form, together with complete instructions for using it, which is designed to elicit answers to the following questions: (1) What features and abilities does a specific word processing program have? (2) On which computer(s) will the program work? (3) Is additional hardware/software necessary before the program can be implemented? (4) How easy is it to learn and to use the program? (5) How efficient is the program? (6) Is the program supported with good documentation, such as user manuals, tutorials, and quick reference helps? and (7) What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the program? Focus is on three major components of a typical word processor: an editor, a file manager, and a formatter. For each component, users are asked to indicate presence or absence of certain features, to amplify their yes/no responses, and to describe existing features of the program in detail. Users are then asked to evaluate each function, including findings about the ease/complexity of use, and the merits of the particular function. Finally, space is provided for an overall assessment of the program and a recommendation regarding its implementation. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Software Evaluation
Note: Developed by Alberta Education (Computer Technology Project).