ERIC Number: ED335493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Assisted Learning Center.
A project established a Technology Assisted Learning Center (TALC) at the New Britain (Connecticut) Public Library. Software for computer-assisted instruction was purchased in the following areas: drill and practice, educational games, simulation, demonstration, tutorial, and problem solving. Problems were encountered with regard to interactive video (compact disc) selection, purchase, organization, storage, and set up of software, equipment, and peripherals. Some library staff were trained to use software and equipment. One training workshop was conducted for Literacy Volunteers of America Tutor Trainers. Library staff and Literacy Volunteers planned jointly the procedures to implement and evaluate the center, including guidelines and a user contract. Despite problems, project staff planned to integrate the center with continuing services at the New Britain Public Library. (Appended are: a copy of the budget expenditures; an annotated bibliography of 44 New Britain Public Library computer software packages; rules and regulations on public access to microcomputers; a microcomputer user contract; procedures for microcomputer use; and an annotated listing of 10 compact discs for education available at the New Britain Public Library.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Software Selection, Interactive Video, Learning Laboratories, Library Acquisition, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Extension, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Optical Disks, Public Libraries, Staff Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Britain Public Library, CT.