ERIC Number: ED216671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
MicroSIFT News. October 1980 ((and)) October 1981.
Marler, Jerilyn, Ed.
MicroSIFT News, v1 n1 Oct 1980 v2 n1 Oct 1981
This document comprises the first two issues of a newsletter published by the Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers (MicroSIFT) Clearinghouse, which is a project designed to establish effective procedures for the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of materials and information, and develop a flexible user support and technical assistance component. The first issue describes the project, how the network was formed, courseware evaluation procedures, package distribution services, and hardware at the clearinghouse. Workshops and seminars offered by MicroSIFT, four publications on software sources and hardware news, and notes on regional information are also listed. The second issue describes the Evaluator's Guide and evaluation instruments developed by MicroSIFT, gives a bibliography of 28 resources on microcomputer selection, lists the participants in the field testing of the evaluation process, and provides the criteria for evaluating the content and instructional quality of courseware. Evaluations of 12 programs using this process include producer, version, required hardware, techniques, documentation available, instructional objectives, instructional prerequisites, content and structure, potential uses, major strengths, major weaknesses, and evaluation summary. Seven catalogs for educational applications and four for various fields are also listed. (CHC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.