ERIC Number: ED339240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of Micro-Computers. Technology in Language Learning Series.
A guide to various instructional technology (IT) approaches is aimed at modern language teachers who are just beginning to integrate IT into their methodology. Hints and suggestions are given about what questions to ask when acquiring a computer and buying software and how to avoid some problems. Chapters include the following: (1) Why should I?; (2) Which computer should I choose?; (3) Where do I start? (e.g., managing computers, options varying from single stand-alones to a network room available on the timetable); (4) What software should I buy? (e.g., word processing, concept keyboard, information retrieval, text manipulation, simulations, language work); (5) problems and pitfalls (e.g., disk management, time management, authoring problems, printing); (6) What else? (e.g., newspaper production, the European FAX Project, 1989). Lists of further sources of information and extra reading, as well as a glossary, are provided. (LB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Selection, Decision Making, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Language Teachers, Microcomputers, Purchasing, Second Language Instruction, Student Publications, Teaching Methods
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, England (6.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
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