ERIC Number: ED246883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
R&D Speaks: Evaluation of Educational Software.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
A brief introduction states the purpose of and summarizes the five presentations made at a Southwest Educational Development Laboratory Regional Exchange (SEDL/RX) Project conference and notes that the SEDL/RX publication, "Evaluation of Educational Software: A Guide to Guides," was produced for use as a reference guide by participants in this conference. In the keynote address, the only presentation for which the full text is included, Vicki Blum Cohen describes a learner-based courseware evaluation project which was conducted in 1982 at the Microcomputer Resource Center of Teachers College, Columbia University. Supplementary materials are provided for the remaining presentations, which included a description by Vicki S. Smith of the Texas Education Computer Cooperative's training process for its network members in 20 regional education service centers; a lengthy teleconference presentation by Pristen Bird on approaches to the evaluation of educational software in Florida; Bruce Hagen's teleconference presentation of more than an hour on activities in California, including the 15 regional Teacher Education and Computer (TEC) Centers and the California Software Clearinghouse; and Patricia Sturdivant's explanation of the Houston Independent School District's participation in the Urban Technology Consortium of six school districts around the United States which provides for mutual exchange of software reviews. The conference program, names of participants, and a 19-page list of software evaluation resources complete the volume. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers: California; Florida; Houston Independent School District TX; Software Evaluation; Texas
Note: Proceedings of a Southwest Educational Development Laboratory Regional Exchange Project Conference (Austin, TX, March 16-17, 1983). For related documents, see ED 237 064 and IR 011 216.