ERIC Number: ED323994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Computer Integration in the Elementary School: A Step-by-Step Guide.
This handbook was written to enable elementary school educators to conduct formative evaluations of their computer integrated instruction (CII) programs in minimum time. CII is defined as the use of computer software, such as word processing, database, and graphics programs, to help students solve problems or work more productively. The first chapter provides an overview of computer education and program evaluation, and the second covers planning for evaluation. The third chapter explains how to collect the data to describe the existing CII program. Interpreting the data and answering evaluation questions are covered in the fourth chapter. Finally, the presentation of the evaluation report is discussed in chapter 5. Appendices include copies of questionnaires for seven facets of the integration program, i.e., planning, program description, goals, staff, plans, activity implementation and goal attainment, and strengths and weaknesses. Also appended are a summary of the research procedures and results upon which this handbook is based. The handbook is intended for use by both experienced and inexperienced evaluators to improve an existing CII program and no formal knowledge of program evaluation is required. (DB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Computer Assisted Instruction, Data Collection, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Microcomputers, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.