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ERIC Number: ED243409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-21
Pages: 16
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Computers in Non-School Settings: Implications for Education.
Levin, James A.
Computers in non-school settings, educational computer games, and education without schools are the primary topics covered in this three-section paper. The first section describes the use of personal computers in two different, non-school environments: the home and computer clubs. A "diary study" by Yaakov Kareev is summarized, in which the interactions of two young boys with a home computer were observed over a 7-month period. The second study discussed investigated how computers could be used for learning through the establishment of two clubs for 10-year olds. The second major section describes different kinds of learning activities that could be easily implemented on present-day microcomputers. Incorporating ideas from existing games, adventures, and simulations, the specific games and activities that are suggested include simulated worlds, educational adventure games, geographical and chemical adventures, adventures in programming land, an evolution mystery, and multi-function computer activities. The final section discusses implications of the introduction of personal computer technology for education and examines the trend toward a decentralization of education and a possible shift from formal institutions such as schools to home and peer play situations. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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