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ERIC Number: ED277617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Computerized Outlines in Teaching American Government.
Janda, Kenneth
Because writing an outline on the chalk board wastes time and space, a computer program, a videoprojector, and a standard motion picture screen were used to outline a lecture to a large history class. PC-Outline is an outline program for IBM-compatible microcomputers which aids in processing outlines by inserting Roman numerals, letters, and Arabic numbers automatically. A special advantage is the program's ability to hide and then show lettered headings under a Roman numeral, with a single keystroke. PC-Outline features MacIntosh-like pull-down menus, and a nearly full-featured word processing program for editing and printing the outline. Six figures demonstrate different screens used during the lecture and the capabilities of the software. A photocopy of an article on PC-Outline from a computer journal is appended. (APG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Washington, DC, August 28-31, 1986). Appended material contains small print.