ERIC Number: ED262411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Language. A Computer Discussion Paper.
Scott, Ian; Bell, Sue
Addressing the question of how computers can assist language development, this discussion paper presents a broad overview of the potential for computer use across the elementary school language arts curriculum. It begins by listing several questions that must be considered when assessing the usefulness of computers within the language curriculum, then offers language guidelines that can help answer these questions. The main section of the paper explores several classroom applications of the computer: motivational programs, simulations, adventure games, word processing, and data bases. The paper concludes with the observation that the computer has a great deal to offer to language learning and teaching in the elementary school. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Simulation, Courseware, Databases, Educational Games, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation, Word Processing
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 167, Rozelle, New South Wales 2039, Australia ($1.00, Australian currency).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).