ERIC Number: ED206330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluator's Guide for Microcomputer-Based Instructional Packages.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This guide developed by MicroSIFT, a clearinghouse for microcomputer-based educational software and courseware, provides background information and forms to aid teachers and other educators in evaluating available microcomputer courseware. The evaluation process comprises four stages: (1) sifting, which screens out those programs that are not instructional in nature and determines a package's operational readiness and hardware compatibility; (2) package description, including program format, instructional purpose and technique, type of package, available documentation, and the hardware configuration necessary for operation; (3) courseware evaluation, i.e., an assessment of the content, instructional quality, and technical quality of the package; and (4) in-depth evaluation, which is not described in this guide. Forms for the second and third phases are provided, together with explanations of the kinds of information needed and discussions of some of the factors to be considered in completing certain sections of the forms. Definitions of 15 terms are provided in the introductory section. (CHC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.