ERIC Number: ED401871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Plugged In and Turned On: Planning, Coordinating, and Managing Computer-Supported Instruction.
McCain, Charles H.
This practitioner-oriented guide provides nontechnnical, straightforward advice on how to stay on top of technological changes and innovation and how to design, implement, and run a computer lab and/or computer-assisted classroom. It addresses the fundamental overhead of the educational infrastructure that is necessary for classroom technology to function: management practices, buildings, classrooms and furniture, staffing, teacher support, and a wide range of policies. The book is structured to be read on three levels. The summary level consists of the introduction to the book and a synopsis preceding each chapter. The intermediate level, which is the main text, thoroughly addresses all the issues and a range of possible solutions. The third, the most technical level, is developed in extensive appendices that provide detailed, practical guidelines for those responsible for managing technical programs. Endnotes and a comprehensive reference section facilitate further research. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Guidelines, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Technological Advancement, Technology Planning
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6342-3, $21.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6431-5).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A