ERIC Number: ED240700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
School Administrator's Introduction to Instructional Use of Computers.
This booklet is intended to acquaint educational policy-makers with some of the current roles and potential applications of computers in the curriculum, and to encourage them to initiate actions that will lead to proper and effective instructional use of computers in school systems. It is organized as a series of questions and answers designed to give an overview of computers in education, with emphasis on instructional use. For each question, a brief answer is provided in boldface, followed by a more detailed discussion. Part I answers basic questions about computers, computing, hardware, software, and programming languages. Part II covers instructional use of computers, including the kinds of problems they can solve, the categories of educational use, the role they play in problem solving, their use as learning aids, and sections addressing computer education and calculators. Part III is devoted to the problems and procedure for developing appropriate goals, followed by a discussion of anticipated costs. Part IV consists of nine appendixes, seven of which are editorials by the author reprinted from "The Computing Teacher," while the remaining two are a brief glossary and a guide to periodical literature. (TE)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computers, Cost Estimates, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Programing Languages
Publications, International Council for Computers in Education, 1787 Agate Street, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($3.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.