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ERIC Number: ED225540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers in Education.
Gaushell, Harper
The development of the first microcomputers in the 1970's has led to a quiet revolution in the use of computers in the school. Computers have proven themselves as effective teaching tools and now, for the first time, these tools are within realistic reach for all levels of education. Under the three major areas of administration management, instruction, and counseling and guidance, educational applications include master student filing, attendance, grading, scheduling, bookkeeping, office use, tutorial programs, drill and practice, simulation and games, diagnosis and prescription, career guidance, and testing. A vital prerequisite to the application of microcomputers in education is that of computer literacy. Competencies should include terminology, simple programming, applications, history, and social impact issues. The recent introduction of a variety of authoring languages has allowed educators, administrators, and counselors to become directly involved in developing programs for their specific content areas. Although a wide variety of computer applications are currently available, the real potential for computers in education has not yet been fully realized. This paper includes a list of 14 software suppliers. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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