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ERIC Number: ED238863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
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A Model for Computer Literacy Staff Development in Teacher Education.
Walla, Kay; Wendel, Robert
In the 1980s, American educators face a leadership challenge in a society which is in the process of converting from an industrial to an information based economy. The Educational Computer Consortium of Ohio has provided a network for teachers to learn about and share computer uses and public domain software. In the spring of 1980, the Department of Teacher Education at Miami University (Ohio) developed four computer literacy goals: (1) all faculty in the Teacher Education Department would become computer literate; (2) all faculty would implement computer applications into disciplines they taught; (3) all teacher education students would be computer literate when they graduated; and (4) the department of teacher education would develop a microcomputer center to serve its preservice and inservice students and teachers. Computer awareness activities provided the first steps toward meeting these goals. As implementation of the department goals progressed, a series of planned staff development seminars were held. Other additional computer activities occurred during this phase, including the development of a microcomputer course for upper level and graduate teacher education students. By the fall of 1983, the department of education faculty had incorporated computer activities into methods coursework, increased their own knowledge of computer usage, developed a software library, and provided leadership and equipment in the development of a divisional microcomputer laboratory. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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