ERIC Number: ED252520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-6
Reference Count: 0
Implications of a Computer Education Model for Teacher Training.
McMeen, George R.
In response to increasing demands for computer literacy, the University of Nevada/Reno College of Education, in cooperation with the Burroughs Corporation, developed a training program to acquaint future and inservice teachers with computer use and the potentials of computer education. In this model, groups of learners are stratified by levels of interest, skills, and abilities in relation to hardware and courseware concerns. Training progresses through four levels: (1) familiarization--teachers gain basic level skills in using hardware as well as an orientation to the possible uses of microcomputers in schools; (2) specialist/curriculum--teachers develop a sufficient background and critical perspective to facilitate the use of computers in their teaching; (3) teacher/author--teachers understand courseware and software design, and some orientation to programming; and (4) teacher/disseminator--teachers acquire an understanding of the computer and classroom organization, school resources priorities, computer literacy, new materials, dissemination case studies, and advances in hardware. The organization and structure of the training model are described, and its implications for future redesigning of curriculum are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984).