ERIC Number: ED231582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Computer Instruction in Rural Schools to Increase Curriculum Opportunities for the College Bound Student. ESEA Title IV-C Project Report.
Ware, Ronnie J.
In an effort to increase curriculum opportunities in a rural school district, a computer project was implemented involving grade 9-12 students chosen on the basis of national percentile scores, IQ, and desire to attend college. The project offered, through programmed computer instruction, physics, French I and II, and German I. One proctor was hired to administer the program. Each student was presented with a program to complete for credit (only 2 of the 18 credits required for graduation could be acquired through a computer course). During the summer of 1982 extensive study was done to determine the type and size of microcomputers to be used. It was found that much of the software needed to implement the program could be used only on certain types of computers. Thus, availability of software determined purchase of the six computers (three Comodore Pets, two TRS-80s, and one Apple II--all 48K). Due to the type of program implemented, statistical analysis on the success can be measured only by its continuance. This program will continue to operate in the school in which it was implemented and and will be expanded to another school in the county for the 1983-84 school year. The program budget, equipment, and a list of all software purchased (or developed by the proctor) are provided. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Choctaw County School District, Ackerman, MS.