ERIC Number: ED229001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Educator's Unauthorized Microcomputer Survival Manual.
Pitts, Marcella R.
Designed for anyone facing decisions about where, how, and even whether they will use microcomputers for instruction, management, or administration, this manual emphasizes that computer technology, particularly microcomputer technology, is neither all good or all bad for schools. It was developed to discuss the pros and cons of computer technology and to offer some strategies educators might use to survive the influx of microcomputers into schools. Specific chapters address the topics of (1) the need for an unauthorized survival manual; (2) survival tactics in the microcomputer revolution; (3) computer terminology and literacy; (4) putting the microcomputer's promise into perspective; (5) deciding how to use a microcomputer; (6) evaluating computer programs; and (7) selecting the right microcomputer. An appendix includes a short guide to computer terms, a checklist of possible microcomputer uses, instructional software review questions, and criteria for judging microcomputer hardware and for rating hardware systems. Nine references, a list of Council for Educational Development and Research member institutions (with contact information), and an index complete the guide. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.