ERIC Number: ED244470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children and Microcomputers, A Survey of Public School Applications.
Crowner, T. Timothy
Telephone interviews on the use of microcomputers in special education were administered to personnel in 25 districts (drawn from a random sample of the largest school districts in the United States) on the following topics: coordination of microcomputers; numbers of microcomputers owned and used; pragmatic uses; funding; brands used; selection, evaluation, and servicing of microcomputers; development of software; and reasons for resistance and suggestions for incentives. Findings revealed a lack of coordination and absence of general awareness on the part of key decisionmakers, a lack of significant efforts to evaluate software or microcomputer programs, and the limiting of applications to low level drill and practice and game activities. The need for coordinators responsible for microcomputer activities is pointed out. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference and Training Workshops on Technology in Special Education (Reno, NV, January 25-28, 1984). Light print throughout document.