ERIC Number: ED247904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in the Schools.
Schimizzi, Ned V.
A nationwide mail survey was conducted of 400 randomly-selected schools in the 50 states to investigate the decisions made by schools in implementing microcomputer instruction and the procedural planning systems developed by schools to integrate microcomputer instruction into the program. An introduction, statement and explanation of the problem, discussion of major questions and basic assumptions, and description of the survey methodology are included. A literature review addresses the benefits of microcomputers for learners and trends in the use of microcomputers for instruction; 40 references are listed. Findings based on 141 responses (35%) are summarized for each of the 60 questionnaire items, and conclusions are presented in detailed, brief, and summary formats. Thirty-three recommendations for implementing microcomputer instruction are listed and eight topics are suggested for further study. A composite plan based on the specific steps and procedures actually used by schools is provided to assist schools in planning and implementing their own microcomputer instructional programs. The lack of systematic and comprehensive long-term planning before microcomputer acquisition is identified as the major weakness in integrating microcomputers into school programs. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.