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ERIC Number: ED298175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How To Evaluate Educational Software Easily and Efficiently. For Teachers, Parents and Home Computer Users. Self-Training Package.
Chang, Linda Li
This self-training package is designed to help microcomputer users select appropriate and efficient educational software packages by using a software evaluation system. It is mainly designed for school teachers and parents. The system consists of a Criteria Rating Form (CRF) and a personal evaluation. The CRF--a five-point scale from excellent to not present and not applicable--objectively evaluates software quality. It concerns the accuracy and value of content, effectiveness of instructional design, appropriate record-keeping and management function, and ease of use. The personal evaluation provides four open-ended questions eliciting the user's judgments on the quality and usefulness of the software. The package is designed for use on the Apple IIe computer. Needs identification for selecting the right type of software, the use of the educational software evaluation system, and a practice evaluation are included (these three units are estimated to take 110 minutes to complete). Appendix 1 contains the system rating forms, and Appendix 2 provides an example of how the system is used. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A