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ERIC Number: ED260683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 205
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher and Student Field Testing of Microcomputer Software. A Lilly Linkage Project. Volume Two with Revised Evaluation Forms and Methodology.
Callison, Daniel; Haycock, Gloria
This document, the second of two volumes, completes the report of a Lilly Endowment, Inc. funded project whose major objective was to establish a process for both teachers and students to be involved in the field testing or evaluation of microcomputer software. Workshops were held in nine Indiana school corporations where more than 2,300 students and 290 teachers completed evaluations of over 135 selected microcomputer programs. The programs were instructional in nature and included various formats: drill and practice, tutorial, simulations, and educational games. Included in this volume are the results of the field testing during the second year of the project, revised evaluation forms, and the methodology that can be adopted by teachers. The contents include: (1) a list of programs by subject areas; (2) a list of programs by grade level; (3) the evaluations for 77 software programs; (4) a step-by-step process for the effective selection of microcomputer software; (5) a methodology for teacher and student evaluation of software; (6) questions and answers from an analysis of the data; (7) recommendations of sources for computer software; and (8) revised evaluation forms. Each software program evaluation lists the title, intended audience and curriculum level, instructional method, producer and/or distributor, stated objectives, teacher evaluation, positive and negative comments, teacher overall rating, comments on program utilization, and student evaluation. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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