ERIC Number: ED248162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Social Studies. MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluations.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This compilation of 11 courseware evaluations gives a general overview of available social studies microcomputer courseware for students in grades 3-12. Each evaluation lists title, date, producer, date of evaluation, evaluating institution, cost, ability level, topic, medium of transfer, required hardware, required software, instructional purpose, instructional techniques, available documentation, instructional objectives, instructional prerequisites, content and structure, estimated student time required, potential uses, major strengths, and major weaknesses. Evaluation criteria are summarized in a grid showing evaluator ratings ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." Most of the courseware is suitable for use with Apple II microcomputers. Courseware titles are"Cartels and Cutthroats" (economics), "Demo-Graphics" (population studies), "Elementary, Volume 6--Social Studies" (geography, history, economics), "Geography" (recognition of shapes of states), "Geography Explorer: USA" (U.S. geography and identification of states), "Map Reading" (map reading, compass, scale, notation) "President Elect" (government, civics, elections), "Social Studies, Volume 2" (general social studies), "The Decision Shop" (economics), "The Exploring of America Series" (history), and "The Market Place" (marketing and economics). (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Compilation by Social Science Education Consortium of NWREL MicroSIFT Courseware Evaluation Sheets (January 1982--June 1983).