ERIC Number: ED317159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Educational Software. A MicroSIFT Report.
This report provides an analysis of microcomputer software available for elementary and secondary level instruction in 1989 as compared to 1984. Data from the Resources in Computer Education (RICE) database are used to compare distribution of software programs by grade level; hardware manufacturer; application type (drill, tutorial, simulation, game, problem solving, tool); and subject area (fine arts, business education, computer science, language arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies, special education, and vocational education). Based on analyses of the changes which have taken place over the 5-year period, future directions of the educational software industry are speculated upon. The report includes an annotated list of organizations that are producing educational software reviews and that make them available either nationally or within particular states. Data for both 1984 and 1989 are displayed in eight graphs. An appended description of the RICE Database includes information on how to order custom reports generated by the microcomputer system, which replaced the original online system in 1986. (NRP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.