ERIC Number: ED294040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting and Evaluating Software for Vocational Education.
This handbook is intended to guide the vocational educator through the task of selecting and evaluating software for the vocational curriculum. Section 1 focuses on computer-based education. Chapter 1 defines computer-based education and the hardware and software required when the computer is used as an educational delivery system. Chapter 2 discusses strategies to integrate computer-based education into the vocational education curriculum. Section 2 describes the tasks to complete when establishing policies and procedures to evaluate and select software. Chapters 3-9 address these seven tasks: defining quality in software, planning, locating software, identifying and obtaining software to fit instructional needs, evaluating software, recommending a software purchase, and organizing software for easy access. Appendixes contain the names and addresses of such national resources as clearinghouses and information centers, state and locally funded agencies, software publishers and suppliers, publications on microcomputers and high technology, and magazines, journals, and periodicals that contain general information about microcomputers and software reviews. Sample evaluation forms are also appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Vocational Studies Center.