ERIC Number: ED260682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher and Student Field Testing of Microcomputer Software: A Lilly Linkage Project for the Purpose of Evaluating Educational Microcomputer Programs for Use in Indiana Public Schools. Volume One.
Callison, Daniel; Haycock, Gloria
This report summarizes the activities of the first year of a 2-year Lilly Endowment, Inc. sponsored project, which funded nine Indiana school corporations to select and field test current microcomputer software, and presents 53 critical software evaluations based on information gathered from teachers and students. Information provided by the report includes: (1) a statistical description of the field testing; (2) a summary of the evaluations; (3) a list of programs by general subject areas; (4) a list of programs by grade level; (5) a list of programs by hardware format used; (6) the evaluations (listed alphabetically by title); (7) recommendations of sources for computer software; (8) a sample agenda for a workshop on computer program utilization; and (9) a report on the need for centralized control of selection, evaluation, and acquisition of microcomputer software. Each software program evaluation lists the title, intended audience and curriculum, instruction method, hardware format, producer and/or distributor, stated program objectives, teacher evaluation, and student evaluation. Also included are sample microcomputer software evaluation forms for teachers and students. Summary notes on the evaluations indicate that most programs evaluated by the teachers received a "B" level, and very few were graded in the lowest levels of "D" or "F"; the most common student criticism was that the program was too easy. Statements and drawings from students' evaluation forms are used as illustrations throughout the report. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Library and Information Science.; Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County, Fairland, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana