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Race, Phil; McDowell, Steve – 1996
This how-to manual is intended to ease the transition to the information technology age even for those teachers who have no previous knowledge or experience with computers. Written in a concise, numbered paragraph format, the text uses simple nontechnical language. The first chapter titled, "Getting Started with Computers," covers choosing and…
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals
Gaddis, Tony – 1997
Prepared by the manager of a virtual reality (VR) laboratory at North Carolina's Haywood Community College, the three papers collected in this document are designed to help instructors incorporate VR into their classes. The first paper reviews the characteristics of VR, defining it as a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Community Colleges, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection
Frame, Charles – 1992
Personnel in the rehabilitation field have come to recognize the possibilities and implications of computers as assistive technology for disabled persons. This manual provides information on how to adapt the Unicorn Board, Touch Talker/Light Talker overlays, the Adaptive Firmware Card setup disk, and Trace-Transparent Access Module (T-TAM) to…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Art, Computer Assisted Instruction
Okinaka, Russell T. – 1993
A microprocessor constitutes the heart and soul of a personal computer. Indeed, the quality of a personal computer is determined largely by the type of microprocessor that is included within its circuitry. Since the microcomputer revolution began in the late 1970s, these special chips have gone through a series of improvements and modifications.…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Desktop Publishing, Elementary Secondary Education
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment. – 1994
This document contains 17 units to consider for use in a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of computer systems technician. All the units listed will not necessarily apply to every situation or tech prep consortium, nor will all the competencies within each unit be appropriate. Several units appear within each specific occupation and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. – 1983
This curriculum guide outlines a course on computer literacy for junior or senior high school students reflecting the technology of the early 1980s. A chart shows computer literacy scope and sequence for students in kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-6, and grades 7-9. Forty lessons for the intermediate grades and high school are then presented,…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Guides
Marchand, James W. – IDEAL, 1987
Until recently, professionals in the humanities have had access only to mainframe computer technology. The advent of microcomputers offers a range of new options. The experiences of one individual indicate that with personal computer technology and simple programming, and occasionally the help of a mainframe, textual, visual, and auditory…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classical Languages, Classification, Computer Oriented Programs
Mathis, Teri – Currents, 1991
Suggestions are offered for automating university telemarketing efforts. The integration of computer technology with existing phone systems can be accomplished using various types of terminals, caller-controlled or computer-controlled dialing, systematic database management, and institutional commitment. Increased efficiency and long-term cost…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals, Cost Effectiveness, Database Management Systems
Hazari, Sunil I. – Computing Teacher, 1991
Local area networks (LANs) are systems of computers and peripherals connected together for the purposes of electronic mail and the convenience of sharing information and expensive resources. In planning the design of such a system, the components to consider are hardware, software, transmission media, topology, operating systems, and protocols.…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer System Design
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DiSpezio, Michael A. – Science and Children, 1989
An overview of the basics of computers is presented. Definitions and discussions of processing, programs, memory, DOS, anatomy and design, central processing unit (CPU), disk drives, floppy disks, and peripherals are included. This article was designed to help teachers to understand basic computer terminology. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Storage Devices, Computer Uses in Education
Abbott, Robert; And Others – Educational Facility Planner, 1989
Offers a view of the current technologies for computer networking in schools along with cost-performance comparisons that planners need to take into account when deciding on networking systems. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
D'Ignazio, Fred – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discussed are products and activities which can be used in a multimedia computer setting. Highlighted are the use of video cameras, video digitizers, and video overlays. Examples of how this technology can be used by students are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals, Computer Software
McCullough, Earl S.; Lofy, Frank J. – Engineering Education, 1989
Reports the results of the third survey of computer use in engineering education conducted in the fall of 1987 in comparing with 1981 and 1984 results. Summarizes survey data on computer course credits, languages, equipment use, CAD/CAM instruction, faculty access, and computer graphics. (YP)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Graphics, Computer Peripherals, Computer Uses in Education
Brienne, Deborah; Goldman, Shelley – Classroom Computer Learning, 1989
Discusses a project at Bank Street College called "Earth Lab: A Network for Young Scientists." Explores how the use of a local area network might alter the academic environment in which students work. Reviews student databases, teacher-made databases, online databases, and electronic mail. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design
Winer, Ellen N. – School Business Affairs, 1988
Microcomputer efficiency and software economy can be achieved through file transfer and data sharing. Costs can be reduced by purchasing computer systems that allow for expansion and portability of data. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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