ERIC Number: ED382157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Seven Steps to Responsible Software Selection. ERIC Digest.
Komoski, P. Kenneth; Plotnick, Eric
Microcomputers in schools contribute significantly to the learning process, and software selection is taken as seriously as the selection of text books. The seven step process for responsible software selection are: (1) analyzing needs, including the differentiation between needs and objectives; (2) specification of requirements; (3) identifying promising software, with a discussion of possible sources of information; (4) reading relevant reviews and where to find them; (5) previewing software with intended student group; (6) making recommendations on software for purchasing; and (7) getting post-use feedback to determine the conformance or discrepancy between objectives and actual student performance. (Contains six references.) (MAS)
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Needs Assessment, Selection Tools
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.