ERIC Number: ED311209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Software for Teaching Basic Skills to Adults. An Evaluation.
Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Center for Community Education.
This color-coded guide/catalog was prepared as a resource for adult educators through a Montana project that evaluated computer software for teaching basic skills to adults. The guide is divided into three parts. Part I consists of the results of the assessment and evaluation of 119 pieces of software currently being used at 16 adult basic education sites in the state. Evaluations are organized according to the following subject matter areas: language arts, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, business/office skills, and other. For each software title the following are indicated: appropriate level, hardware, subject/skill area, publisher, cost, borrowing policy, ratings, instructional purposes, program description, and other comments. Part II of the notebook consists of the data obtained on the six pieces of software purchased and evaluated through the Center for Community Education at Montana State University. Titles are (1) Basic Math Competency Skill Building; (2) LEA 1 Functional Literacy Using Whole Language; (3) Grammar and Writing, a Language Arts Experience; (4) Reading and Thinking I-IV; (5) Crossword Magic; and (6) Compu-Read. This software is available for adult educators in Montana to borrow. Part III contains a listing of other resources that might be helpful to adult educators making decisions about computer software. Included are lists of other evaluation references, several pertinent publications, and a list of software publishers/distributors. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Office Occupations Education, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Center for Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Montana