ERIC Number: ED262753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Models of Computer Use in School Settings. Technical Report Series, Report No. 84.2.2.
Sherwood, Robert D.
Designed to focus on student learning and to illustrate techniques that might be used with computers to facilitate that process, this paper discusses five types of computer use in educational settings: (1) learning ABOUT computers; (2) learning WITH computers; (3) learning FROM computers; (4) learning ABOUT THINKING with computers; and (5) MANAGING learning with computers. Within each section, the method is first discussed in general, then specific examples of software that could be used with each method are described. At the end of each section, three questions are posed and answered that address reasons why the utilization would be useful to students, when the utilization should be considered, and what kinds of skills it would provide. Specific reference is made to such topics as computer literacy, computer literacy courses, development of programming skills, drill and practice software, tutorial programs, simulation software, computer games, writing and problem solving tools, administrative uses for computers, and communication between computers in a school or with machines at other locations. A list of references completes the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Learning Technology Center.