ERIC Number: ED365306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Author Your Own!! Friendlier Software for Your Instructional Power.
Brownstein, Erica M.; And Others
Applications are now available that allow teachers to create presentations and programs tailored to the exact needs of their students. This paper examines tools that may be used for presentations. Programming environments that may be used to develop computer aided instructional programs are also compared and contrasted. The availability of programs in Microsoft (MS) Windows for the IBM compatible is given. The presentation design options compared include the following: (1) paper and pencil; (2) Aldus Persuasion; (3) MS PowerPoint; (4) HyperCard; (5) Course of Action (Authorware); (6) MS Word; and (7) MacDraw Pro. Features that are compared are learning curve, ability to create outlines, presentation package generation, graphics capabilities, color, speed, performance, availability, options supported, personal preference, and cost. An overall preference is expressed for Authorware for its ease and speed of use. Six figures compare program features. (SLD)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Menu Driven Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple Macintosh; Windows (Software)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Kansas City, MO, April 3, 1993).