ERIC Number: ED266274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook and Annotated Software Bibliography. Microcomputers in ABE.
Holter, Mary Patricia; Johnson, Carmen
This handbook and annotated bibliography presents discussions, ideas, and resources useful to adult basic education (ABE) program teachers and administrators in implementing educational microcomputing, and describes microcomputer software programs that have been used successfully in ABE. The first part of the book, the handbook, is organized in eight sections. Following an introduction which provides a rationale and organization for the handbook, the second section presents a general discussion of microcomputers in ABE. This is followed by two sections providing information on choosing the hardware and the software for ABE programs. In the next section, staff development for those who work with ABE students and microcomputers is discussed. The following section provides lists of microcomputer resources for ABE, including textbooks, audiovisual materials, curriculum aids, resource centers, and software reviews. The next section suggests sources of funding, while the final section notes the problem of keeping up with new technology. Appendixes to the handbook list staff development aids and provide a glossary. The second part of the book, the annotated software bibliography, contains information on more than 200 microcomputer software programs that have been used effectively with adult students. The bibliography contains three sections. A software curriculum guide lists programs by subject area. Each entry in the bibliography lists program name, publisher, date, materials, subject, instructional type, level of use, and a description. Publishers' names, addresses, and phone numbers are provided. The programs listed are for use with the Apple II family of microcomputers, but many are available for use with other microcomputers. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Staff Development, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.