ERIC Number: ED323993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Best of Research Windows: Trends and Issues in Educational Computing.
This document provides: (1) a synthesis of more than 180 research studies cited in the "Research Windows" column that appeared in "The Computing Teacher" journal between 1985 and 1989, and (2) reprints of the columns themselves. In the synthesis section the studies are grouped into five general categories with various subheadings containing bibliographic references for that specific topic followed by a brief discussion. The categories are: (1) curriculum-related instructional support, i.e., the impact of computers in the traditional academic subject areas of language arts, mathematics, and science; (2) computer impact on other learning, with subtopics on database usage, preschool children and computers, Logo, programming (non-Logo), and computer science instruction; (3) software, which includes evaluation and design features such as graphics, types of feedback, and computer-controlled versus student-controlled issues; (4) teacher-focused studies, which include surveys of teachers' attitudes, issues related to teacher training, and factors affecting implementation of computers in the classroom; and (5) other topics, including cost-effectiveness studies, research summaries, and gender and computer use. A brief summary of overall trends concludes this section. Section two reproduces the actual "Research Windows" columns which are referenced in the first section. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Databases, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Research, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Sex Differences, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.