ERIC Number: ED289492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
How Computers Can Be Used in Tertiary Education. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 9.
The first of three parts of this booklet, which assumes no previous knowledge of computers or programming, explains what computers are and briefly describes the components of a computer system. The second section examines the different ways in which the computer can be used in higher education, including its use: (1) as a "super calculator"; (2) to teach about computers and programming; (3) as a direct aid to the teaching/learning process; (4) in an administrative or managerial role; and (5) as a database. The third section discusses technical factors, factors relating to the availability of software, attitudinal factors, and other factors affecting the educational use of computers. An annotated list of four references recommended for further reading is included. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Gordon's Inst. of Technology, Aberdeen (Scotland).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Central Institutions Committee for Educational Development.
Note: For a related guide, see IR 012 968.