ERIC Number: ED298677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in Special Education: Beyond Drill and Practice. Final Report.
Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
The 2-year project's primary purpose was to create a consortium, consisting of a teacher training institution, the Massachusetts State Department of Education, local educational agencies, and the research community; the consortium would serve as a mechanism for promoting research, training, and dissemination in the area of innovative microcomputer use in the education of learning disabled and emotionally disturbed students in elementary and middle schools. Learner centered software (LCS), other than drill and practice software, is defined and project objectives (such as developing a practicum course, establishing research collaborations, and writing a handbook for special educators) are specified. Activities included establishing a special interest group (SIG) in the eastern Massachusetts region, developing a graduate program practicum course at Lesley College, surveying the use of LCS with special education students on a national basis, and dissemination through articles and presentations. Appendixes (the bulk of the document) include copies of the SIG newsletters, letters from SIG members, practicum course descriptions, the complete survey report, an article on the survey, the outline of the handbook, and two sample chapters from the handbook titled: "Using the Computer To Teach Writing" and "Using the Computer To Develop Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills." (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Prepared for the Educational Media Research Production, Distribution, and Training Program. Many light pages will not reproduce well. For one-page abstract, see EC 210 616.