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Becker, Henry Jay – Educational Technology, 1991
Describes three encyclopedias available on CD-ROM: (1) Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia; (2) World Book's Information Finder; and (3) Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia. Ideas for how they might be used in the classroom are suggested, information retrieval versus motivation is discussed, learning processes are examined, and stand-alone versus…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
Huenecke, Dorothy – Educational Technology, 1992
This critique of "Writing to Read," a computer-based reading and writing program, uses aesthetic criteria and artistic criticism. Observations of kindergarten and first grade classes are described; education as art is considered; the issues of time and control are examined; and the aesthetic criteria of balance and coherence are…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Classroom Observation Techniques
Hoekema, Jim – Educational Technology, 1992
Compares two multimedia platforms, HyperCard and CD-I (Compact Disc-Interactive), in terms of their development and delivery capabilities and costs. Examples of products developed on each platform are described and sample screen displays are included. Future prospects for the two products are considered. (MES)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Multimedia Instruction
Azarmsa, Reza – Educational Technology, 1991
This discussion of computer viruses explains how these viruses may be transmitted, describes their effects on data and/or computer application programs, and identifies three groups that propagate them. Ten major viruses are listed and described, and measures to deal with them are discussed. Nineteen antiviral programs are also listed and…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Consumer Protection, Debugging (Computers), Microcomputers