ERIC Number: ED262503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Using Your Microcomputer to Acquire Special Education Information. 1984 Digest.
Nazarro, Jean N.
The digest answers basic questions about using microcomputers for professional development in special education. Use of the microcomputer as a self-contained unit is described and the types of information available on diskette from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources are considered. The microcomputer's application in networking is discussed. The services of BRS/After Dark and DIALOG's Knowledge Index, in accessing special education files are reviewed. Contents are briefly described of four files: ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), ECER (Exceptional Child Education Resources), SPIN (School Practices Information Network), and SPIF (School Practices Information File). Additional resources, including a compilation of microcomputer courseware for use in elementary and secondary education and newsletters focusing on current developments in the high tech area, are listed. Information on DIALOG's Knowledge Index and the electronic communication network of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education concludes the digest. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Microcomputers, Professional Education, Special Education, Telecommunications
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.