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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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Pelton, Leslee Francis; Pelton, Timothy W. – Computers in the Schools, 1998
Discusses the need to learn about computer technology in preservice teacher education and describes a course developed at Brigham Young University as a model for teaching mathematics using technology that was offered via the Internet. Discusses Web pages, e-mail, Usenet, student and teacher reactions, and applications to K-12 classrooms. (LRW)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail
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Lee, Carl – Computers in the Schools, 1999
Presents the PACE model (Projects, Activities, Cooperative learning, and Exercises) a computer-assisted approach for teaching college statistics. Highlights include hands-on activities, self-selected projects, course content, cooperative learning in a computer classroom environment, and a comparison of a traditional approach versus the PACE…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Beam, Bonnie J. – Computers in the Schools, 1996
WCU Micronet is a telecommunications network outreach program of Western Carolina University. What started as an aid to local high school science teachers has become a statewide K-12 multidisciplinary computer network with Internet listserv and Web capabilities. WCU Micronet also provides printed support and workshops for inservice and preservice…
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Networks, Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scalia, Lynne M.; Sackmary, Benjamin – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Discusses groupware, a form of computer-mediated communication that supports interaction and cooperative work among group members regardless of location. Highlights include computer-supported cooperative work; electronic mail; computer conferences; group decision support systems; an example of a classroom groupware project with undergraduates; and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Decision Support Systems
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Arias, Armando, Jr.; Bellman, Beryl – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Describes a project that uses computer mediated communication in universities in the United States and Mexico to teach minority students effectively. BESTNET (Binational English and Spanish Telecommunications Network) is explained, use for distance education is discussed, computer conferencing and electronic mail are described, and problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks
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Leasure, Robert W. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Gives an overview of past, present, and future developments of computer use in Soviet education. Emphasis is on new legislation permitting increased interaction between eastern and western parts of the globe which would allow information sharing. Joint partnerships would aid in the manufacturing of computers in sufficient numbers for use in…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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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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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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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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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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