ERIC Number: ED240698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputer Instruction in Special Education and the Fine and Practical Arts. Part III.
Curriculum Report, v13 n4 Feb 1984
The last of a three-part series on computer-assisted instruction (CAI), this report describes microcomputer applications in special education, music, visual arts, speech arts and drama, home economics, and industrial/vocational arts. Under each subject heading, current and developing computer applications are discussed and specific courseware developed by MECC (Minnesota Educational Computer Consortium) is described. In special education, computer systems have been developed to aid blind, deaf, speech-impaired, motor-control handicapped, and intellectually handicapped students. Developments in the fine arts include electronic music synthesizers, a computer-feedback keyboard instrument that teaches how to play, computer graphics for visual arts, and set design courseware for drama. In the practical arts, courseware has been developed for a wide range of home economics and industrial/vocational arts applications, from nutrition and family planning to driver training, money management, and home improvement. Seven examples are then provided of programs currently operating in these areas at high schools across the country. At the head of each description are the name and address of the school or agency and the name and position of a contact person. (TE)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Educational Technology, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Individualized Instruction, Industrial Arts, Microcomputers, Music Education, Programed Instruction, Special Education, Theater Arts
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($.85 prepaid; quantity discounts; payments must accompany orders of $15.00 or less).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.