ERIC Number: ED289251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Administrative Uses of Computers in the Schools.
Bluhm, Harry P.
This book, intended for school administrators, provides a comprehensive account of how computer information systems can enable administrators at both middle and top management levels to manage the educational enterprise. It can be used as a textbook in an educational administration course emphasizing computer technology in education, an introduction to the nature and scope of administrative computing, and a resource book for school officials. Part One introduces the reader to the purpose and benefits of a computer information system, computer competencies for administrators, and the stages and types of growth a computer system undergoes before it attains maturity. Part Two discusses how the computer can be a management tool for instructional applications such as computer-managed instruction and computer-assisted testing, and for instructional support applications in the administrative office such as business operations, grade reporting, attendance accounting, scheduling, and standardized test scoring. Part Three addresses software issues and choices confronting school officials regarding instructional and instructional support computer applications. Major issues discussed include software evaluation and selection, user training, costs, piracy, and the security of data files. The merits of general purpose, task-specific, and integrated software applications are examined. Part Four outlines the role of district or school computer policy in managing the computer resource. Policy analysis is applied to such issues as computer acquisition, maintenance, location, and networking. Appended are a glossary of computer terminology, references, support resources, and an index. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Information Technology, Man Machine Systems, Microcomputers, Program Development, Programing, Programing Languages
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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