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Koorland, Mark A.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Discusses keyboarding strategies for elementary school students with learning disabilities using microcomputers. Describes a study that evaluated the efficacy of instruction in systematic scanning against a baseline of no instruction and students' current hunt-and-peck strategy. Repeated measures of typing rates showed no advantages of the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Strang, Harold R.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Describes a self-administered microcomputer-based simulation that allows teacher educators to create customized simulated classroom experiences for their students. Lesson performance measures are discussed, postlesson feedback variables are described, self-perception measures are explained, and results of a posttraining evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Evaluation Methods
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Reed, W. Michael – Computers in the Schools, 1986
The elementary and secondary teachers most involved in integrating computers into instruction in 55 school districts were surveyed to determine their perceptions of how classroom computers should be used, misuses of computers or situations when they should not be used, and ways to improve computer use in educational settings. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Microcomputers
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Beach, Robert H.; Vacca, Anna M. – Computers in the Schools, 1985
Describes a study which polled secondary school principals to determine the factors contributing to successful implementation of computer technology in instructional programs. Results indicate a strong positive relationship between principal effectiveness scores and successful implementation. Monetary support was the only demographic factor found…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Demography, Institutional Characteristics
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Bahr, Christine M.; Rieth, Herbert J. – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Discussion of the use of microcomputers by special education students highlights a study that compared the effects of a drill and practice program with an instructional computer game on the acquisition of multiplication skills among junior high and high school learning disabled students. (22 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games
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Balajthy, Ernest – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Discussion of the need for increased teacher training in computer applications in education focuses on the evaluation of a training module developed to train preservice teachers in computer applications for reading courses. Student ratings of the importance of computers, self-perception of knowledge of computers, and attitudes toward computers are…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Heck, Ronald H. – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Discussion of the use of computers in schools focuses on a training and support project in using microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) techniques for secondary science teachers in the state of Hawaii. Results are reported for MBL use, teachers' perceptions of the usefulness of MBL, and needs for program improvement. (20 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Correlation, Courseware, Inservice Teacher Education
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Shifflett, Bethany; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Reports on a survey of California State University system faculty to examine the extent to which they utilized computers professionally and to determine their computing resource needs. Responses from 237 faculty members were analyzed for differences in gender, existing computing skills, integration of computing into instruction, use of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Literacy
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Lever, Sharon; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes study that was conducted to determine whether Logo instruction could improve the attitudes of fifth grade students toward microcomputers and toward school in general. Differences in gender and ability groupings are explored, treatment of experimental and control groups is described, and the Computer/School Questionnaire developed for the…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures
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Callison, Daniel – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Reports on a program developed in Indiana public schools to hold software evaluation workshops that would compare teacher and student evaluations of the same software. The evaluation process is discussed; tutorials, drill and practice programs, simulations, and games are examined; and tests for correlation are described. (21 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Simulation
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Maddux, Cleborne D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes the use of the Flesch readability and interest formulae to evaluate textbooks intended for use in college level introductory educational computing courses. Variables that influence what textbook is chosen for a college course are discussed, and readability scores, human interest categories, and subject matter coverage are examined in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Hadfield, Oakley D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes study that was conducted to determine whether instruction in computer programing using Logo would be more effective than other activities in decreasing mathematics anxiety scores among eighth grade students. Treatment of experimental and control groups is explained, implications for teachers are discussed, and future research is…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 8, Instructional Effectiveness
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Barker, Bruce O.; Patrick, Kenneth R. – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes audiographics, or microcomputer-based teleteaching, as a feasible distance education delivery approach, and presents research data collected from a graduate course taught via audiographics at Texas Tech University. Student attitudes are discussed, advantages and disadvantages are considered, and suggestions for effective audiographics…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Graduate Students
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Rieber, Lloyd P.; Hannafin, Michael J. – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Describes study designed to examine the effects of textual and/or computer animated orienting strategies and practice on rule-using and problem-solving skills of elementary school students using computer-assisted instruction. Four different versions of a lesson based on Isaac Newton's Law of Motion are described, and results are analyzed. (28…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education
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Rosenthal, Nina Ribak; Demetrulias, Diana Mayer – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Discusses gender bias in educational software programs and describes two studies that explored the ability of preservice and inservice teachers to detect bias in software programs. Evaluation instruments used to measure gender bias are described, and the need for instruction in equity issues is discussed. (23 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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