ERIC Number: ED205216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in Education: Getting Started. Conference Proceedings (Tempe, Arizona, January 16-17, 1981).
Watson, Nancy A., Ed.
Included in these proceedings are brief write-ups of many of the 55 presentations given at a conference for elementary and secondary teachers and administrators. The strands of the conference emphasized using microcomputer technology in elementary education, secondary education, special education, and administration. General interest sessions were also held. The keynote address entitled "The Challenge of the 80's: Computer Literacy," was given by Dr. Andrew Molnar of the National Science Foundation. Sessions focused on: computer literacy, computer assisted instruction in the basic skill areas at elementary and secondary levels, applications for microcomputers in special education and gifted education, evaluating microcomputer systems, hardware and software comparisons, career education and guidance information systems, instructional techniques for teaching BASIC programing language to elementary and secondary students, designing computer proposals for federal funding, and microcomputers in the Fine Arts areas. Appended is a bibliography of BASIC computer books and lists of computer journals, film companies producing films about computers, microcomputer manufacturers, and software vendors. (Author/LLS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Aid, Fine Arts, Gifted, Microcomputers, School Administration, School Guidance, Special Education
Gary Bitter, Arizona State University, Payne 203, Tempe, AZ 85281 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.