ERIC Number: ED241537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Computing. An Action Guide for Educators.
Dennis, J. Richard; Kansky, Robert J.
This book is directed to any educator who is interested in the use of the computer to improve classroom instruction. It is a book about the materials, human factors, and decision-making procedures that make up the instructional application of computers. This document's single goal is to promote educators' thoughtful selection and use of both computerized courseware and the devices needed to deliver it. Chapter 1 takes a brief glance backward at the origins of computers in the classroom. Chapter 2 provides an overview of several instructional aspects that computers present to the educator, and chapter 4 turns to the critical issue of locating and evaluating computerized instructional materials. Chapters 3 and 5 through 12 further examine the characteristics, potential, current limitations, and components of each of several types of instructional computer programs. These chapters seek to make the educator a learned critic of computerized software. In the final chapters, the focus of the discourse moves from the presentation of information to the making of decisions. Chapter 13 seeks to engage educators in exercising their newly acquired in-depth awareness of computerized courseware. Chapter 14 discusses purchasing decisions. (JMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Program Development, Programing, Teacher Education
Scott, Foresman and Company, College Division, Publications Department, 1900 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A