ERIC Number: ED242059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Applications Planning. A Guide to Planning and Implementing a District-Wide Computer Program.
Designed to help school districts move from exploring the use of computers in the classroom to the comprehensive planning and development of computer education programs, this guide is organized around five steps essential to the process of developing a district program. Phase 1 includes the following preliminary activities involved in planning for technological change: (1) forming a planning committee, (2) establishing broad direction, (3) conducting orientation activities, (4) compiling an inventory of current computer applications, and (5) identifying the planning resources needed. Phase 2, "Integrating Computers into the Curriculum," requires developing broad goal and student competency statements, setting planning priorities, and developing curriculum objectives and instructional strategies and applications. Following phase 3, which involves identifying required and actual faculty competencies and establishing a staff development program, phase 4 is devoted to preparing procurement specifications for software and hardware acquisition. The fifth and last phase involves providing for program coordination and implementation by developing logistical, materials, and equipment support systems. The guide's final section, "Looking Ahead," includes a checklist for each stage of the planning and implementation process. Each of the guide's sections on the five major phases concludes with bibliographical information on supplementary readings. (JBM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comprehensive Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Program Budgeting, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Purchasing, School Districts
Publications, Merrimack Education Center, 101 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.