ERIC Number: ED233696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Media, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Programing, School Psychologists, Science Instruction
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
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Elementary Education.