ERIC Number: ED250062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Schools: The Report of the Minister's Task Force on Computers in Schools and Executive Summary.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Reviewing the current status of educational computing, this report makes 48 specific future policy recommendations for schools in Alberta, Canada. The first section discusses educational computing in Alberta and the other Canadian provinces and in Minnesota, Texas, and Florida. The second section describes aspects of the educational delivery system in Alberta and outlines ways computers can serve education. The third section makes recommendations for preservice and inservice teacher training; the evaluation, distribution, and development of courseware and hardware; the establishment of communication networks; and the development of peripheral equipment for handicapped students. It also makes recommendations concerning the planning, organization, and funding necessary to carry out these recommendations. The next section describes research studies that will be necessary to answer pedagogical questions about the most effective use of computers in schools. The last section summarizes conclusions and lists 11 goals to be accomplished in the next 5 years. A glossary of about 80 microcomputer terms is appended. The executive summary, which contains the recommendations and conclusions of the report but omits supporting material, is also included. (CB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Microcomputers, Research Needs, School Administration, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; California; Computer Networks; Computer Peripheral Equipment; Computer Uses in Education; Courseware Evaluation; Minnesota; Texas