ERIC Number: ED303213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Guide for Instructional Computing.
League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.
Designed to assist academic administrators at community colleges in developing strategies for the application of computers to teaching and learning, this guide provides background information and recommendations for the design and implementation of an instructional computing plan. Chapter 1 examines computers as a topic of instruction, as a medium for task performance, and as a tool for both providing and managing instruction. Chapter 2 discusses such organizational issues and options as the administrative structure of computing services and the establishment of instructional priorities. Chapter 3 highlights issues and options related to resources and support, including the acquisition and availability of financial resources; networking; hardware; software; support services; and external resources, information, and databases. Chapter 4 discusses the impact of computer-based instruction on curriculum planning and design, student and faculty skills, and instructional design and evaluation. Chapter 5 deals with staff development options. The remaining chapters provide a guide for the development and implementation of instructional computing. Chapter 6 discusses planning considerations, chapter 7 considers ways of assessing the institutional environment, and chapter 8 focuses on the determination of needs, goals, and objectives. After chapter 9 offers guidance on organizing faculty and technological support for instructional computing, chapter 10 addresses facilities planning. Finally, chapter 11 discusses practical aspects of implementing the instructional computing plan. A glossary is attached. (AAC)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Faculty Development, Resource Allocation, Two Year Colleges
League for Innovation in the Community College, 25431 Cabot Road, Suite 204, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; International Business Machines Corp., New York, NY.; Information Associates, Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.