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ERIC Number: ED264504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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A Model for Evaluating and Acquiring Educational Software in Psychology.
Brown, Stephen W.; And Others
This paper describes a model for evaluating and acquiring instructionally effective and cost effective educational computer software in university psychology departments. Four stages in evaluating the software are developed: (1) establishing departmental goals and objectives for educational use of computers; (2) inventorying and evaluating existing software holdings and identifying goals and objectives that cannot be met with existing software; (3) meeting software needs through obtaining public domain software, evaluating commercially available software, and obtaining cost estimates for developing in-house software; and (4) requesting software purchases and/or development that will meet goals and objectives in the most instructionally effective and cost effective manner. Methods of determining instructional effectiveness and cost effectiveness are covered. A software inventory form, a software evaluation form, a partial list of psychological software publishers/distributors, and a list of other sources of software are provided. (ABB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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