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Hirumi, Atsusi – Computers in the Schools, 2003
A frequent concern raised by distance educators is that e-learning takes more time to facilitate than traditional classroom instruction. The simple fact that it takes more time to read and write than to speak and listen warrants consideration. To establish viable e-learning programs, we need to optimize the amount of time educators spend online.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Wilson, Janetta A. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses design of microcomputer workstations for children. Dimensions for seating and worksurface are suggested for ages 6-8 and 9-11, and these dimensions are compared to adult standards. Several drawings and tables are used to present the design specifications. (nine references) (MES)
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Furniture, Computer Centers, Design Requirements
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Lewis, Linda H. – Computers in the Schools, 1984
Suggests educators who are not yet computer literate choose an alternative focus by learning to evaluate software and determine its potential for use in specific educational settings. Questions which should be asked when reviewing software on appropriate use, content, and characteristics are presented, along with a software evaluation checklist…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Drills (Practice)
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Nolan, Fred – Computers in the Schools, 1984
Briefly examines the components of mathematical problem solving instruction, suggests seven guidelines for computer assisted instruction software in mathematical problem solving, and examines three commercially available examples of such software. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Powers, David A. – Computers in the Schools, 1986
This discussion of the use of microcomputers by mentally handicapped learners focuses on software availability and selection. Criteria for evaluating software are given, including considerations of visual display, reading level, program design, drill and practice opportunities, positive reinforcement, format variety, graphics, instructional…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Courseware, Drills (Practice)
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Wepner, Shelley B.; Kramer, Steven – Computers in the Schools, 1987
Presents four steps for integrating computer technology into a school district's reading and language arts curriculum for elementary and secondary schools: (1) needs assessment; (2) planning; (3) implementation; and (4) evaluation. Topics discussed include personnel, budget, facilities, government mandates, computer hardware selection, software…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities