ERIC Number: ED256297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Computer Coordinator.
This book discusses computer coordinator responsibilities and suggests necessary qualifications. The need for computer coordinators is discussed and responsibilities of a building-level computer coordinator are identified to help distinguish this position from that of a computer teacher. A more detailed analysis of the types of activities that might involve a computer coordinator provides an overview of computers in instruction and discussions of the computer coordinator as a computer scientist, a learning specialist, and as a computer-integrated instruction specialist. A summary of computer coordinator responsibilities and planning and implementation is included, as well as a categorization of possible qualifications for a coordinator; a list of technical qualifications for a masters degree in computer education; discussion of the nature of many computer coordinator positions and how these are filled; an examination of some of the problems currently faced by computer coordinators; an analysis of the importance of educational goals in relation to educational computing; and interviews with six computer coordinators. Five references and two periodicals are listed, and two editorial reprints from The Computing Teacher are provided: "The Two Percent Solution" (edited) and "Back to Basics." (LMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computers, Coordinators, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Program Development, Program Implementation
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923 (1-4 copies, $10.00 per copy prepaid; Discount for quantity orders available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.