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Senese, Donald J. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Nearly 200 experts in education from 24 countries met in Paris during July 1984 to discuss the new information technology and what it means to education in Western society. The chairperson of the United States delegation gives first-hand account of that conference. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Conferences, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
Tyre, Terian – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
Discusses the current state of computer managed instruction (CMI) and the advantages it affords both teachers and students. Describes the learning objective as the focus of CMI. Notes the interaction of computer assisted instruction and CMI. Lists a directory of 16 CMI systems. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
Nash, John F.; England, Thomas G. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Discusses the use of computers in college accounting courses. Argues that the success of new efforts in using computers in teaching accounting is dependent upon increasing instructors' computer skills, and choosing appropriate hardware and software, including commercially available business software packages. (TW)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, College Faculty, College Instruction
McLean, Robert S. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1989
Describes Ontario Ministry of Education efforts to provide microcomputer facilities for schools, facilitate software development, reinforce the ministry's philosophy of education, and stimulate the Canadian computer and software industry. Provides historical perspective and notes recent initiatives taken. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computer Software
Hill, Jack D., Jr. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1987
Provides an overview of a project designed to develop a comprehensive, state-mandated program to reduce teacher paperwork through the use of microcomputers. Describes the survey conducted prior to developing the program, a pilot test, and the implementation of an acquisition plan for hardware and software. (TW)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
Ebner, Stanley G. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1987
Discusses how to manipulate a database to create a spreadsheet which can be used to help decide which teaching areas are understaffed and by how much. Focuses on the use of the Lotus 1-2-3 database statistical functions. (TW)
Descriptors: Class Size, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Hobart, R. Dale; And Others – Technological Horizons in Education, 1988
Describes workshops given at Ferris State University for faculty and staff who want to acquire computer skills. Considered are a computer literacy and a software toolkit distributed to participants made from public domain/shareware resources. Stresses the benefits of shareware as an educational resource. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Frase, Lawrence T; Diel, Mary – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Discusses computer editing and describes the capacities and features of an integrated software package, Writer's Workbench. Suggests ways in which this program can be used to improve writing skills. Reviews the effects of this program on technical users, college students, and high school students. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
In 1982, Minneapolis Public Schools adopted a plan to provide students with equal access to excellent educational programs within a racially integrated school environment. Describes the role computers, software, and scanners play in Minneapolis' instructional management system, and the planning process was used to make computer-managed instruction…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education