Overview It's hard to imagine a
modern education institution without computers. Computers are used in all
aspects of education. Teachers use computers to create lesson plans and
maintain grade information. Students use computers to research specific
topics, organize class notes, and write research papers. Educational
software and online tutorials provide valuable learning tools for almost
any subject. Follow the links below to learn more about computers and
General Information Apple computers
have long been a mainstay of computers in education. Read more about
Apple's educational programs at this
link. Read about the latest and greatest educational technology advances
that Microsoft has developed at this
link. Read a research report about how teachers use computers and the
Specific Links Follow the links
below to learn more about computers and education.
- Read a definition of
computer based training and see related links at this
- One of the earliest
computerized educational tools was PLATO. Read about the history of
PLATO at this
- The LOGO programming
language was used in many early computer-aided learning labs. Read
more about the history of LOGO at this
- Oregon Trail was one
of the first educational software programs that proved to be a hit
with young computer users. Read a review of the classic version of the
Oregon Trail game at this
- Read a Wired
article about Dartmouth's campus wide Wi-Fi network.
- Read articles,
debates, and instructional material about distance learning at this
- Check out OnlineLearning.com
for links to thousands of tutorials.
- Not everyone agrees
that computers have been an asset to the classroom. Read
a review of Todd Oppenheimer's book The Flickering Mind
for an alternate view on computers in education. This
Wired article discusses gadgets in the classroom--are they a
necessary part of modern education, or simply a distraction?
Additional Links Interested in
completing your college degree online? Check out www.allonlineschools.com
for links to universities and colleges that offer online programs. Want to
read reviews of children's educational software?
www.superkids.com is a great resource.