ERIC Number: ED117116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-10
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The LACE (La Crosse Computers in Education) Project.
Castek, John; And Others
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Computer Center's LACE Project is designed to familiarize teachers and students with the use of computers. The project offers a wide range of instructional computing services through timesharing computer terminals located across the state of Wisconsin. The success of the program is measured in part by its growth from 10 terminals in 1972 to 47 today. Users enjoy all the benefits of the central site computer at their terminal, including the ability to write their own programs or to use prewritten programs in nearly every subject area. The university's secondary education department has been instrumental in insuring the success of the programs and thus improving the quality of teacher education. The department has taught experienced and prospective teachers the effective use of computers in the classroom. Some of this has been done by specially designed courses, and, in addition, a notable effort has been made to expose all education students to the computer's potential in methods classes. As a result of these efforts, the LACE Project has been productive in improving the quality of teacher education at the university, as well as the quality of instruction in Wisconsin schools. (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse.