ERIC Number: ED247672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers to Meet the Learning Needs of Special Education Students.
Strunk, DeForest L.
Current developments in the use of microcomputers to meet the learning needs of special education students are discussed. Examples are given of efforts of special projects (such as Project ReTool), Teacher Education Computer Centers in California, and local school districts in the training of teacher educators and special education teachers. Current activities of the commercial sector, the Department of Education, and other groups in the development and evaluation of software for instruction, management, and assessment are reviewed. The value of networking to share technology information is stressed. The role of the Council for Exceptional Children in special education technology is emphasized throughout. Among six recommendations are the need for software developed specifically for handicapped learners and the need for a system of sharing software developed for special needs children. (JW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, Microcomputers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education
University of San Diego, School of Education, Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at meeting of Computer-Using Educators of Northern California (San Jose, CA, October 7, 1983).