ERIC Number: ED247918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Computer Technology in Curriculum and Instruction Handbook. Courseware Evaluation.
Collins, Sue; Newman, Joan
Developed to provide Washington State educators with information on the evaluation of computer software or courseware, this booklet includes brief sections on general criteria for evaluating instructional materials, general criteria for evaluating courseware, and special considerations in evaluating courseware. Such considerations include deciding whether computer software is appropriate; specific criteria for different types of programs such as drill and practice, tutorials, or simulation; previewing; pre-purchase decisions; and finding others' courseware evaluations. A criteria and rating scale synthesized from a variety of sources is presented for use in checking software against some general criteria in the areas of content, presentation, interaction, and teacher use. Appendices contain laws and regulations governing instructional materials; criteria for the selection of instructional materials endorsed by the Washington State Board of Education (December 6, 1974); 6 sample evaluation forms; and source information for 6 review journals and 21 periodical resources in computer education. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Software Evaluation; Washington
Note: Document is printed on colored paper. Section II prepared by Nancy Motomatsu.