ERIC Number: ED231581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
Effective Utilization of Microcomputers and Other Technology in Rural and Small Schools.
McCormick, Fred C.; McCormick, Eileen R.
The state-of-the-art of three technological capabilities (i.e., audio, computer, and video) is discussed and descriptions of some interesting applications in rural and small schools are provided. Audio and audiographic technologies discussed include radio and telephone as well as voice-grade telephone lines which facilitate transmission of visual information from one location to another as exemplified by teletypes and facsimile equipment. Although no examples of audio tapes were forthcoming from the current survey, examples of radio usage from Louisiana and Michigan are provided along with telephone or teleconferencing usage in Wisconsin and Montana. In the section covering computer technologies, definitions are provided for minicomputers, microcomputers, and the major educational usages (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer-managed instruction, and computer-based education). Projects highlighted in this section include one each in Minnesota, Delaware, Arkansas, Indiana, and Oregon. In reviewing video technologies, a distinction is made between educational television and instructional television, with discussions centering around one-way or two-way transmission, videotape and videodisc media for storing and playing video materials, interactive video or computer-assisted video instruction, and seven interesting projects. Practitioner observations concerning planning, implementing, and maintaining the utilization of technology conclude the report. (AH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Microcomputers, Minicomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Technology, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Educational Operations Concepts, Inc., 1773 Skillman West, Saint Paul, MN 55113 ($3.25, including postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Fourth Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference and Kansas Community Education Association Conference (Manhattan, KS, November 16, 1982).