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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Discussion of microcomputer use in public elementary schools focuses on the field of special education. Two main ways of using computers are described: (1) traditional uses, including administration, computer-assisted instruction, and assessment; and (2) new applications, including programming, word processing, simulations, and prosthetic aids…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Simulation
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Thormann, Joan; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Discusses the findings of four studies that examined the use of microcomputers in special education classrooms. Surveys, interviews, and observations were used to discover software currently in use with handicapped learners, the instructional design limitations of software, and the potential impact of computer-assisted instruction on handicapped…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design
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Hasselbring, Ted S. – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Provides an overview of expert systems and examines the use of such systems in schools to alleviate problems faced by special services personnel, e.g., psychologists, counselors, special education teachers, and speech pathologists. Highlights include rule-based expert systems, descriptions of prototype expert systems in education, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Expert Systems, Futures (of Society)