ERIC Number: ED382804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Software Guide for the Apple Macintosh, Acorn Archimedes, RM Nimbus, IBM PC and Compatibles. Second Edition.
Hollin, Freda, Comp.; Rowbottom, Nancy, Comp.
This British guide contains reviews of software available for Basic Skills, including English for Speakers of Other Languages, in both education and training for employment. In addition, it offers guidance on how to use software effectively to develop basic skills. Section 1 provides information about the following aspects of the guide: computers and compatibility, windows, software included, prices, suppliers, and types of software--content free, dedicated, drill and practice, computer-based learning and training, and multimedia. Section 2 categorizes the software for literacy into these groups: literacy, numeracy, work skills, word processors, databases, spreadsheets, integrated packages, and desktop publishing. Before the appropriate category, information is provided on using a word processor, using a database, using a spreadsheet, integrated packages, and desktop publishing. Each review is accompanied by this information in a sidebar format: make of computer, price, publisher, and availability. Over 150 software packages are reviewed. Three indexes are provided: subject, computer, and publisher. Addresses of British publishers and distributors are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Databases, Desktop Publishing, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Numeracy, Spreadsheets
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NU, England, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds plus postage and packing).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Updated by Freda Hollin and Maggie Jakeman.