ERIC Number: ED312752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Of Bugs, Bytes, LANS and Viruses: The Changing Countenance of Computer Courses in Administrator Preparation Programs.
Holloway, William H.
Instruction in computing over the past three decades has experienced dramatic changes in both method and substance. Beginning with on-the-job training, courses evolved to become highly sophisticated and widespread in education. The second decade, the 70's, focused on mainframe use, and the third decade on micros and widely networked systems. Gradually, the user has become more distant from the technical core; the coming decade may see the school administrator move physically further from the computer as skilled operators become more common. In addition, a selection of the literature that addresses accounts of what administrators "do" with computers as well as needed changes in computer training is reviewed. Estimates of developmental parameters are stated. The paper concludes with a report on changes that will soon be implemented in one midwestern university. (10 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing in Education (San Francisco, CA, March 1989).