ERIC Number: ED210995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers in Higher Education.
McLean, Robert S., Ed.; McLean, Ruth W., Ed.
University Education News, v2 n1 Oct 1981
Some of the areas in which Ontario educators currently employ microcomputers in higher education are addressed in several articles, bibliographies, and book reviews. Various uses of computer-managed instruction and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology are outlined by Frank A. Ford. Microcomputer CAI at Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology is described by Ted Bangay, and CAI work in the language laboratory at the University of Waterloo is considered by Rebecca Anders. According to Nick Solntseff of McMaster University, universal computer literacy should have top priority in both schools and postsecondary institutions during the 1980s. He notes uses of computers and telecommunications in other countries. Computer literacy at York University is considered, based on an interview with Peter Danielson. The need for research to discover how computer-literate students differ from nonliterates and how these differences can be used to make them more effective learners are proposed by Ronald G. Ragsdale. The involvement of artists with microelectronics and computers, which crosses the boundaries of time and space, software and hardware, and culture and technology, is considered by Richard H. Hill, who also discusses the role of the Photo-Electric Arts Department of the Ontario College of Art. Peter Boos describes the Keyboard Computer Music system and its applications, and R. E. Drake describes the purpose of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, which seeks to exchange and disseminate information on the educational use of computers in Ontario. An annotated bibliography of microcomputer publications by Ron Adams and a second annotated bibliography on microcomputers and higher education and ongoing applications by Janette M. Baker are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Art, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Language Laboratories, Microcomputers, Music Activities, Organizations (Groups), Photocomposition, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Office of Teaching and Learning.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print.