Reflections on the History of Computers in Education

Reflections on the History of Computers in Education

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This book is a collection of refereed invited papers on the history of computing in education from the 1970s to the mid-1990s presenting a social history of the introduction and early use of computers in schools. The 30 papers deal with the introduction of computer in schools in many countries around the world: Norway, South Africa, UK, Canada, Australia, USA, Finland, Chile, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Israel and Poland. The authors are not professional historians but rather people who as teachers, students or researchers were involved in this history and they narrate their experiences from a personal perspective offering fascinating stories.This chapter looks back at the case studies of two schools which sent teachers to the in-service. ... It seemed that the closest any of us would get to a computer was the imagined ones in the pages of the Fantastic Four comic book. ... the Computer Education Group Victoria (CEGV) had been formed, a journal (COM 3) had begun and Computer Science had been accredited as a Year 12 subject [2]. Interestanbsp;...

Title:Reflections on the History of Computers in Education
Author: Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey
Publisher:Springer - 2014-05-05

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