ERIC Number: ED233764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-21
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Computing in the Community College: Project Report.
Allison, Robert D.
Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, Bakersfield College (BC) conducted a project designed to provide science and social science faculty with opportunities to learn how to develop instructional computing materials and to assess and adapt others' materials for their own use. The three phases of the project were: (1) workshop organization and participation selection, which involved meetings with validation team members, site visitations, attendance at meetings and seminars on computing and computer-assisted instruction by project staff, preparation of instructional materials, equipment and software purchases, facilities renovation, employment of additional project personnel, selection of 30 participants from 22 colleges, and preparation of evaluation materials; (2) a 4-week summer seminar on computer-assisted instruction, focusing on topics such as computer hardware and software, the BASIC programming language, computer graphics, and the future of instructional computing; and (3) on-site visits to the campuses of workshop participants to assess progress and provide assistance, and a follow-up seminar. All of the project participants submitted a report on the activities initiated as a result of the workshop and those who were able to try their materials in learning situations gathered student responses to their materials. The project report includes summaries from each of the workshop participants which describe the materials developed. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.