ERIC Number: ED262765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
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Computerevolution in California.
Kobryn, Nancy M.
The introduction of the microcomputer is producing complex changes in the cosmopolitan culture of Californians, including the way people live and learn at home, in school, and at the office. Recently, many bills have been proposed in California to introduce computer science and technology into the public education system; in addition, tax credits are now given to some corporations who donate computers to schools, colleges, or universities. Offices of education frequently serve as catalysts for education and industry by hosting computer classes and conferences sponsored by computer companies. Silicon Valley is the heart of the computer industry, and consumers have a wide choice of hardware and software in this geographical region. Some teachers are rallying to the cause of computers in education in a non-profit organization called CUE (Computer Using Educators). In addition to its newsletter, CUE sponsors annual computer conferences; in 1982, this conference drew 23 computer enthusiasts. Even though one institution of higher learning, the Department of Defense's Foreign Language Center in Monterey, has few computers and guides inform visitors that there is considerable resistance to high technology in the military, the computerevolution is very much a part of education, industry, and home life in California. A number of specific computer uses in California school systems and the types of microcomputers being used are cited. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Experience, Man Machine Systems, Microcomputers, State Legislation
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