ERIC Number: ED406976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs Authorized from 1989-1992. Volume VI: Software Development Partnership Program.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This report, the sixth in a series of six, describes the evaluative activities carried out during Phase II of the California Educational Technology Assessment Program, and evaluates the partnership program between the California Department of Education (CDE) and seven software publishers. It is noted that this program was formed in 1986 in order to provide for the development of technology-based courseware to meet the instructional needs of California students in the areas of mathematics, science, and history/social science as identified by the Technology in the Curriculum (TIC) projects. The evaluation plan used for the software development included: (1) a review of existing records at the CDE and the developer locations; (2) project staff interviews; (3) self-assessment by the developers, which covered the areas of background information, planning, funding and support factors, marketing, and recommendations; and (4) a software user survey, which was given to at least 30 users of each of the products and elicited information on background, staff development, curriculum content and technology application, instructional features, and software product evaluation. Appendices contain copies of the self-assessment inventory form and the software user survey questionnaire. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.