ERIC Number: ED232626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
Grammar Package 1. MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluation.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT (Except for the Evaluation Summary Table): VERSION: TRS-80. PRODUCER: Micro Learning Ware, P.O. Box 2134, N. Mankato, MN 56001. EVALUATION COMPLETED: June 22, 1982 by the staff and constituents of the Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon. COST: $24.95. ABILITY LEVEL: 4-5. SUBJECT: Language arts. MEDIUM OF TRANSFER: 5-1/4" flexible disk. REQUIRED HARDWARE: Radio Shack TRS-80, Models I & III, with disk drive (also available for Apple II, PET). REQUIRED SOFTWARE: (Apple II: Applesoft, DOS 3.3). INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE: Remediation, Assessment. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Drill and practice. DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE: Documentation available in the computer program includes program operating instructions and student's instructions. INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES (Inferred): Students will recognize words in syntax that belong to a particular grammatical classification. INSTRUCTIONAL PREREQUISITES (Inferred): An introduction to parts of speech, previous drill and practice, and an understanding of how to use computers. CONTENT AND STRUCTURE: The package is made of six programs which appear on a menu. Teachers may make additional sentences, but students would be unable to tell whether their responses to the added sentences were correct or not. Sentence structure is very basic and uncreative. This package is one component of an integrated program series, and listing and alteration of the program is allowed. ESTIMATED STUDENT TIME REQUIRED: Thirty minutes per day for twelve days. POTENTIAL USES: Drill and practice. MAJOR STRENGTHS: Provision for inserting one's own sentences. MAJOR WEAKNESSES: (1) The package is boring and is an unimaginative application of drill and practice; (2) The program uses the same sentences throughout the menu; (3) There is no pre- or post-test; (4) No printed material on goals and objectives is available. EVALUATION SUMMARY: Evaluators indicate they would not use or recommend this package. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.