ERIC Number: ED246839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers and Basic Skills in College: Applications in Reading, Writing, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics.
Akst, Geoffrey, Ed.; And Others
An outgrowth of a conference of developmental faculty and administrators interested in exploring computer-based education, this monograph presents 26 papers devoted to microcomputer applications in college basic skills programs. Included are 5 papers on general topics, 13 on language teaching, 7 on mathematics, and 1 dissent paper. Articles range from broad overviews of the issues and options in this field to research papers and papers focusing on specific software packages. Additional papers explore the use of the word processor for teaching writing, discuss the steps faculty need to take in order to develop their own software or experience in adapting software written by others, and describe curricular models of pairing courses to improve instruction. Two major articles look to the future of the new technology and discuss how the computer may change teaching methods. Specific topics addressed include computerized testing in college basic skills instruction, sentence logic, teaching sentence structure by microcomputer, the potential of computer assisted-instruction in college reading programs, English as a second language (ESL) computer-assisted research and computer-assisted instruction, and relearning mathematics through LOGO. A glossary of technical terms is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.