ERIC Number: ED250697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Software Evaluation for the Teacher of the English Language Arts. ERIC Digest.
Intended for administrators and policy makers as well as teachers, this digest offers selection strategies for consumers of English/language arts computer software. Following the introduction, the digest discusses initial considerations when evaluating software, including examining both the accompanying documentation and the actual program. It then outlines what to look for when first viewing the program in terms of organization and structure and the quality of the program's feedback for the user's answers. Next, the digest covers the pedagogical issues to consider during the first viewing. It then offers criteria for a second viewing, in which the evaluator intentionally makes errors that a student might make to examine how the program responds to confused or slow learners. Finally, the digest offers suggestions for dealing with software publishers. (HTH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Software Evaluation; Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Provided in both typewritten version and one-page typeset version.