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ERIC Number: ED256290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Uses for Microcomputers: Managing Educational Activities with the Use of Microcomputers.
Dyrenfurth, Michael J.; Miller, F. Milton
This paper outlines a presentation on the applications of microcomputers to day-to-day aspects of faculty responsibilities. A table displays a classification scheme that matches the faculty work categories of research, service, managing, advising, and instructing against available computer software packages for word processing, filing/retrieving, calculating, scheduling, graphics, and communication. Following a brief overview, the computer software family packages PFS and Micropro are described, including the PFS programs FILE, REPORT, GRAPH, and WRITE, and the Micropro programs for word processing (Wordstar, Spellstar, Mailmerge, Starindex), filing and retrieving (Infostar, Formgen, Datastar, Reportstar, Formsort, Supersort), calculating (Calcstar, Planstar), and integrating (Starburst). For each software family the description covers the costs, package strengths and limitations, learning time, and applications and examples. Using the edit and/or enter capability in Wordstar and the searching/updating capability of Infostar are specifically described. A summary outlines lessons learned in using software, and additional promising possibilities for the applications of microcomputers are noted. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A