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Willis, Jerry – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Argues that questions about hardware, software, and teacher training are no longer the most important topics in educational technology. Today the major issues are related to instructional strategies, instructionally appropriate software, training and support as a process, and facilitative organizational structures. (Contains 16 references.) (KRN)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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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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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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Roblyer, M. D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
This review of research on microcomputers and their impact on education highlights literature reviews and findings from 1975 to the present; meta-analysis issues and procedures; findings of research on instructional effectiveness; word processing; Logo; student attitudes and characteristics; and implications of these findings for computer use and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1992
Discussion of positive and negative aspects of educational computing focuses on the use of the Logo programing language. Topics addressed include access to computers; software; teacher training, both preservice and inservice; implementation of computers; claims about the benefits of using computers; the role of schools in culture; and future…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary 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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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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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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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