ERIC Number: ED261665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The 1985 Educational Software Preview Guide.
Educational Software Evaluation Consortium, Menlo Park, CA.
Intended as an aid to educators in locating programs they may want to preview, this document contains a list of favorably reviewed microcomputer software programs for K-12 student instruction. For each curriculum area, the preview guide lists software programs by subject, and provides information which includes the title, publisher, specific computer needed, instructional mode, grade level, a brief description, and price. The preview guide is an alphabetical list of the same programs, by title, which includes the publisher, specific computer needed, curriculum area, and price. To provide preview access, a complete, alphabetical list of publishers referenced is also given. Additional supporting material includes suggestions for evaluating computer software, sources of sample software evaluation forms, sources of additional educational reviews (including journals and reports), steps for creating a software review collection and identifying equitable software, a sample analysis form for classroom use of educational software, and guidelines for software organization and software copyright interpretation. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Material Evaluation, Microcomputers, Resource Materials, Worksheets
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (1-4 copies $8.00 each; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Educational Software Evaluation Consortium, Menlo Park, CA.