ERIC Number: ED244597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Getting Started: Planning and Implementing Computer Instruction in Schools.
Intended for use by local school district staff, this manual provides step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing the incorporation of computer-based instruction in the curriculum. Procedures involved in five phases of planning and implementation are outlined, covering: (1) preliminary planning, where schools should establish planning committees, conduct staff awareness activities, develop educational philosophy and policies, document current computer-based activities, identify resources, conduct awareness sessions for key groups, and establish priorities; (2) curriculum planning, which involves the development of broad goal statements, student competency statements, curriculum objectives, and instructional strategies and applications; (3) staff development, where schools should determine required and existing faculty computer competencies, develop and provide training and other staff activities, and evaluate these activities; (4) instructional materials and equipment acquisition, where schools should review curriculum objectives and instructional applications, determine courseware and hardware needs, and prepare procurement specifications; and (5) organization and implementation, which involves appointing a program coordinator and establishing logistical support, materials and equipment support, and an implementation support system. It is noted that the planning and implementation process must be repeated and expanded over time. Flowcharts illustrating the process and a five-item bibliography are provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Minimum Competencies, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Purchasing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for Learning Technologies.