ERIC Number: ED240703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Precollege Computer Literacy: A Personal Computing Approach. Second Edition.
Intended for elementary and secondary teachers and curriculum specialists, this booklet discusses and defines computer literacy as a functional knowledge of computers and their effects on students and the rest of society. It analyzes personal computing and the aspects of computers that have direct impact on students. Outlining computer-assisted learning (CAL), the author delineates two types: tutor mode CAL (the computer imparts knowledge to the student) and tutee mode CAL (the student directs interaction with the computer). Discussing the use of computers as an aid to problem solving in the classroom, the author predicts it will substantially change parts of the curriculum. The discipline of computer and information science is a new and important discipline, and high schools may need to provide such courses as part of computer literacy. Describing entertainment uses for the computer, the author shows there is no clear dividing line between entertainment and education. Students understanding the computer's potential for change are better prepared to plan their future. The booklet includes a glossary of computer terms. (MD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Programing, Student Teacher Relationship, Technological Advancement
Publications, International Council for Computers in Education, 1787 Agate Street, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($1.50 prepaid; quantity discounts; on non-prepaid orders, add $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Note: This booklet is an updated and expanded version of a paper, "Personal Computing for Elementary and Secondary School Students," presented at a computer literacy conference organized by the Human Resources Research Organization and the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (Reston, VA, 1980).