ERIC Number: ED249927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Prospects and Challenges for Using Microcomputers in School. Technical Report No. 7.
Pea, Roy D.
Prepared as an address for educator groups, this paper provides a theoretical perspective for thinking about problems and prospects for integrating microcomputer uses in school activities. Six major aspects of the perspective are defined: (1) the computer as general-purpose symbolic device; (2) the importance of developmental studies of children's understanding; (3) the importance of teachers and instruction; (4) the need to make computer-based learning purposive; (5) the aim of meeting educational goals effectively; and (6) the guidance of computer use by educational values. Current innovative uses of school technologies in the following areas are discussed: simulations, art and music instruction, writing skills, software for conceptual dexterity, integrated media for math and science learning, and programming languages. A list of references is included. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.
Note: Versions of this paper were presented at a University of Toronto Institute of Child Study Conference (Toronto, Canada, November 26, 1982) and a Central New York School Study Council and School Board Institute Conference (Syracuse, NY, April 29, 1983).