ERIC Number: ED254006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
MICROSPED Information Bulletin, Issues 1-10, 1984. Microcomputers in the Schools--Implementation in Special Education.
Hanley, Tom V., Ed.; And Others
MICROSPED Information Bulletin, n1-10 Jan-Oct 1984
Ten information bulletins on the implementation of microcomputers in special education are presented. Topics covered include the following: (1) implementation issues (including a description of a study assessing microcomputer applications in 12 local school districts' special education programs); (2) implementation strategies (which focuses on seven major elements, including acquiring microcomputers on an incremental basis, starting with simple approaches, and appointing a microcomputer coordinator); (3) special education applications (instructional, administrative, and impairment compensation applications); (4) introduction of microcomputers in the schools (hardware/software selection, microcomputer location and sharing); (5) coordination of administrative and instructional applications; (6) collaboration between regular and special education (effects and possible problems in cooperation); (7) emerging staff roles for microcomputer implementation (coordinator responsibilities); (8) training teachers and administrators (rationale, strategies, inservice content); (9) relationship of mainframes, microcomputers and minicomputers (advantages and disadvantages); and (10) supervision of microcomputers in the schools (centralized vs. decentralized). (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Services.
Authoring Institution: SRA Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.; COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.