ERIC Number: ED314914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Using Personal Computers To Acquire Special Education Information. Revised. ERIC Digest #429.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This digest offers basic information about resources, available to users of personal computers, in the area of professional development in special education. Two types of resources are described: those that can be purchased on computer diskettes and those made available by linking personal computers through electronic telephone networks. Resources described include: (1) portions of the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database available on diskette; (2) Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS) and Dialog information services, which make available the Exceptional Child Education Resources database and the complete ERIC database; (3) ERIC on CD-ROM (compact disk read only memory); (4) SpecialNet, an electronic communications network designed for special educators; (5) Special Education Solutions, an online database of resources available to Apple computer users who are disabled; and (6) the IBM/Special Needs Exchange available through the CompuServe Information Service. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Databases, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Networks, Information Services, Microcomputers, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Resources, Special Education
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publications Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.