ERIC Number: ED242288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Courseware in the Classroom: Selecting, Organizing, and Using Educational Software.
Lathrop, Ann; Goodson, Bobby
This book provides recommendations and guidelines for computer program selection and suggestions for using computers in varied ways and multiple subject areas. A discussion of classroom computer applications and curriculum objectives emphasizes integration of the computer and appropriate courseware into all curriculum areas. Various types of classroom courseware are described, including programs for reinforcement and remediation, tutorials, simulations and demonstrations; approaches to problem solving; program development aids; and tools for teachers. Selected titles are reviewed to illustrate the best qualities for each category. The courseware reviewed is for four systems: Apple, Atari, Commodore PET, and TRS-80. Courseware evaluation topics include the search for good courseware, evaluation criteria, evaluation instruments, and the evaluation process. Three sample evaluations are included. Guidelines for organizing and maintaining a courseware library are presented, and a policies and procedures manual suggests organizational patterns adaptable to local needs. A directory of the courseware highlighted in the book includes a description of each entry, its documentation, suggested subject area, and publisher. Appendices include copyright regulations, evaluation guidelines, sources of software reviews, courseware directory publishers, and policies and procedures for selection of instructional materials. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Course Objectives, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Library Technical Processes, Microcomputers, Policy Formation
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Jacob Way, Reading, MA 01867.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
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