ERIC Number: ED248881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Available Courseware.
Weaver, Dave; Holznagel, Don
Reports to Decision Makers, n3 Apr 1984
This report provides a general overview of available courseware for computer assisted instruction by examining the distribution of these packages across grade level, hardware type, instructional mode, and subject areas, including art, business education, computer science, language arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies, special education, and vocational education. Future trends are also identified based on data from the comprehensive RICE (Resources in Computer Education) database, which contains information on microcomputer courseware for elementary and secondary education, and on the experience gained by the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software Information for Teachers) staff in coordinating a nationwide courseware evaluation project. (RICE was one outcome of the project.) Graphs used in the report to display the commercially available courseware packages portray the RICE database, but also accurately represent the universe of available courseware. A description of RICE and how to access it is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.