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Leavy, Rebecca S.; Wallace, Mildred – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Discusses the need for technology instruction in teacher education programs and describes a partnership among Western Kentucky University, four corporations, and three school districts that provided a technology center for Western Kentucky's College of Education. Roles of the participants are explained and the impact of the Kentucky Education…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
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Peterson, Sarah E. – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Examines the effects of word processing on high school seniors' writing and revisions of essay assignments. Length of papers, the impact of topic on the results, the effect of handwriting papers after computer composition, comparison of writing methods over time, and effects of typing ability and computer experience are discussed. (Contains eight…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Expository Writing, Grade 12
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Mason, George E. – Computers in the Schools, 1987
Describes four models of the psychological process of reading, and relates them to computer technology. The physiological process of reading printed text from a display screen is discussed, including spacing, the configuration of letters, vision problems, and lighting and glare. The quality of computer printouts is also discussed. (41 references)…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Blanchard, Jay S. – Computers in the Schools, 1987
This review of cognitive development research in the area of computer-based reading instruction focuses on reinforcement and instructional objectives. Differences between extrinsic and intrinsic reinforcement and motivation are discussed, types of objectives and learner characteristics are described, and implications for instructional design are…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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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
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Samuels, Melvin H.; Holtzapple-Toxey, Lisa – Computers in the Schools, 1987
Describes survey of public school administrators in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which was conducted to determine how their perceptions of computer training needs vary across administrative categories. The needs assessment questionnaire is described, ranking of computer competencies is discussed, and implications for educational planners for…
Descriptors: Administrators, Analysis of Variance, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
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Burton, John K.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Eight articles review and report on research involving computers and problem solving skills. Topics discussed include research design; problem solving skills and programing languages, including BASIC and LOGO; computer anxiety; diagnostic programs for arithmetic problems; and relationships between ability and problem solving scores and between…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gore, Kay; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Five articles describe improvements in instructional software designed to enhance problem solving skills. Issues addressed include problem solving software to implement curriculum goals; problem solving theory and writing theory; software for elementary and secondary school science instruction; software for mathematics instruction; and cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Courseware
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Jorde-Bloom, Paula – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Discussion of self-efficacy as a predictor of acceptance of innovative practices focuses on a study of early childhood administrators in Illinois and their use of microcomputers for administrative and instructional purposes. Dependent and independent variables are described, including gender differences, attitudes about computer technology, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Uses in Education, Correlation
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Progress of 26 female students aged 10 to 13 participating in 4 database-oriented activities--library research, database construction, information retrieval, and writing--was monitored through student worksheets, researcher and student logs, audio/videotapes, questionnaires, and tests. Improvement of cognitive and metacognitive skills including…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Database Management Systems, Elementary Education, Females
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Zirkler, Dieter; Brownell, Gregg – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Undergraduates in a computer literacy class were pretested on analogical reasoning skills. One section then received LOGO programing instruction, and the other section received nonprograming instruction on computer uses in education. Posttest results indicated that analogical reasoning skills development is a consequence of LOGO programing and…
Descriptors: Analogy, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Higher Education
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Price, Robert – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Presents a brief history of the development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Topics discussed include programmed instruction (PI); PLATO; CAI in elementary and secondary public schools; computer-managed instruction (CMI); administrative uses of computers; the development of minicomputers and microcomputers; educational software and its…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
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Danley, William E.; Baker, Cliff – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Describes study of elementary teacher education students that was conducted to compare the instructional effectiveness of traditional lecture methods and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) methods. Knowledge concerning special education students and mainstreaming techniques was tested, and results are reported that indicate no difference in the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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O'Hair, Marilyn; Johnson, D. LaMont – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes results of a survey of secondary school and college teachers that was conducted to determine subject matter that should be included in educational computing journals. Areas of interest included computer applications; artificial intelligence; computer-aided instruction; computer literacy; computer-managed instruction; databases; distance…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction
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Perzov, Aviva; Kozminsky, Ely – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes an empirical study of the effect of computer game practice on the improvement of skills that are related to visual perception in young children. Treatment of experimental and control groups of kindergarten children in Israel are described, and recommendations for the use of computer games versus educational games are given. (23…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Courseware
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