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ERIC Number: ED412919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-27
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Computer Literacy in the Public Schools.
Ediger, Marlow
In school districts throughout the country, computer literacy is considered a top educational goal, however, too few administrators, teachers, and parents understand what the term really means. The computer plays two roles in schools: information resource--as a complement to books, magazines, video, and other media; and self-contained teaching machine--such as integrated learning systems in which the computer acts like a personal tutor, providing lessons, quick feedback, infinite patience, and detailed achievement records for students to go through at their own pace. It is important to provide workshops to educate teachers and administrators in computer skills. Different types of computer software programs can be used: tutorial software, simulation software, and problem solving software. Different thoughts about how computer use in schools should be stressed include: emphasize precise, measurable objectives prior to instruction; stress problem solving; use an idea centered technology curriculum; use a technology centered curriculum to emphasize pupil/teacher planning of objectives, learning opportunities, and evaluation procedures. The paper also covers psychology in computer use and national standards in education. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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