ERIC Number: ED230193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Black Boxes: The Developing World of Microcomputers. Conference Report.
Southeastern Regional Media Leadership Council.
Papers from a media leadership conference are presented in this volume, as well as a foreword, a list of conference coordinating committee members, a message from the director of the council, and the conference agenda. Papers from the three conference general sessions are: "Status of Computer Technology in American Education" by Richard G. Nibeck; "Electronic Futures" by George Jensen; "Down the Road a Piece: The New Communication Technologies and their Impact on Education and Training" by John Strange. Four mini session papers on practical applications to leadership are also included: "The Need for Computer Literacy" by Terry Countermine; "Electronic Advising Support Using Microcomputer-Generated Records" by Rick Daughenbauch; "Interactive Video: A Microcomputer and Video System" by Ron Trice; and "Word Processors to Solve Administrative Problems" by Dan Wright. Also included are descriptions of the University of Alabama's Sterne Library automated library system and of Project BEST (Basic Education Skills Through Technology), a cooperative effort involving the planning and use of modern information technologies to improve the effectiveness of basic skills instruction. Appendices provide resources compiled by the educational technology section of the Florida Department of Education, including computer resource lists, and lists of computer journals, software vendors, software catalogs, and microcomputer manufacturers. A list of conference participants, and council officers and delegates concludes the document. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Media Leadership Council.