ERIC Number: ED220927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Technology in the Schools--Public and Taxpayers Response.
Morgan, Catherine E.
Computers serve schools in several ways. In the business office they perform functions in payroll and accounting; they are the subject matter in the computer science courses that train students in skills that the coming technological lifestyle will make necessary; they permit effective instructional management; and they provide the means for offering individualized computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to students who have a wide range of abilities. Studies have shown that CAI can be highly effective and highly motivating, and can allow programs to be offered to small numbers of students at relatively low cost. School systems considering entering, or expanding their capabilities in, computer-related education should take the following steps: (1) use workshops or seminars to teach key school personnel and board members about computers and their uses; (2) assess current district equipment and expertise and compare the results with district needs and goals; (3) formulate a policy concerning instructional uses of computers; and (4) select an instructional leader to coordinate short- and long-term planning for policy implementation. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Program Implementation
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.