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ERIC Number: ED233696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 296
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in Education: Uses for the '80s. Proceedings of the Annual Microcomputer Conference (2nd, Tempe, Arizona, January 15-16, 1982). Publication No. 3.
Watson, Nancy Ralph, Ed.
The 30 conference papers in this collection are presented in 6 categories. Five overviews discuss innovative uses of computers in education (Dorothy K. Deringer); microcomputers in instructional research (Alan M. Lesgold); microcomputers in the schools (Mitchell Batoff, Gary G. Bitter); and the courseware crisis (Barbara R. Sadowski). Research and projects described focus on basic skills through microcomputers (Kay Gilliland); data acquisition and handling using microcomputers (Pauline Fortier Briggs); learning logic and geometry with microcomputers (Teri Hoch Perl and Ann M. Piestrup); Young People's LOGO Association (James H. Muller); teacher training for using microcomputers in science education (Malcolm Wells and Gary G. Bitter); and using Apple microcomputers with young handicapped children (Laura F. Meyers and Terri Rosegrant). Discussions of administrative uses focus on administrators and computers (James P. Boyle); administrative applications (Patrick J. Carr); equipment acquisition (Tom Keller); microcomputers in school psychology (Marley J. Watkins); microcomputers in the classroom and at home (Pat Kuhn); teacher training workshops (John Losse and Rita Richards); and parental involvement (Greg Wojtulewicz). Papers on computer assisted instruction (CAI) describe using microcomputers in chemistry and physics instruction (David Byrum); creating CAI materials with Apple Pilot (Ruth A. Camuse); designing courseware in K-8 mathematics (James H. Wiebe); making software interesting (Jeffrey and Karen Raynor); and mathematical problem solving with microcomputers (J. F. Weaver). Computer literacy is discussed as content (Janis Rosenblum and Shirley Frye); a computer literacy project is described (Bruce Eldredge); and the importance of computers to education is considered. Presentations on programming include an outline of BASIC (Marilyn Sue Ford); good programming techniques (Homer Baker and Raymond Preston); tips for programming (Richard Dixon); and a programming project for high school students (Robert Zenor). A glossary and listing of microcomputer journals complete the proceedings. (ESR)
Microcomputer Research Clinic, Arizona State University, Payne 303, College of Education, Tempe, AZ 85287 ($20.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Elementary Education.