ERIC Number: ED228988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Computing--A Planning Guide: Reaching for the Future.
Cutts, Pat Achey, Ed.
This guide was developed to serve as a catalyst in the design of long-range school district plans for the integration of computers into the curriculum and to assist districts in creating and controlling the direction they pursue in regard to instructional uses of the microcomputer. It raises questions, presents alternatives, and offers an opportunity for a district planning committee to design a curriculum to meet their specific needs. A description of the purposes and functions of a computer planning committee is followed by a list of questions to assist the committee in their thinking and planning. Questions fall into four categories: assessment of current usage, assessment of curriculum concerns, planning considerations, and implementation. The general scheme of developmental stages for instructional computer usage which is outlined can be restructured to reflect local concerns, capabilities, and priorities. Options or ways that computers might be used in schools are listed, applications are explained, and examples given. A format for priority ranking by individual committee members, once the various options and needs have been identified, and additional planning forms are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA. Educational Services Div.