Computers for Educational Administrators: Leadership in the Information Age (Google eBook)

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Intellect Books, 1990 - Computers - 160 pages
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Computers now play an important role in the teacher's perspective, this work focuses on the needs of the school administrator. It addresses the competencies needed by a school administrator (principal, superintendent, supervisor), to manage and implement computing activities. Topics covered include: a perspective on the use of computers in education; administrative applications including budgeting, scheduling and guidance, among others; use of applications software; cost/benefits; evaluating hardware and software alternatives; preparing implementation plans; networking and telecommunications; and trends and future developments in administrative computing.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HOW CAN COMPUTERS HELP?
11
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS
29
COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
43
EVALUATING HARDWARE
55
SUCCESSFUL COMPUTER IMPLEMENTATION
71
PLANNING FOR COMPUTERS
85
FINANCING COMPUTERS
99
WELCOME TO P S 1991
127
GLOSSARY
143
FURTHER RESOURCES
151
AUTHOR INDEX
157
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About the author (1990)

Greg Kearsley is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education at the University of New England, where he manages online programs with over 700 students and 40 faculty. He has written over 20 books and hundreds of technical articles on the topic of education and technology. He has taught and developed online courses for many institutions, including University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin, the George Washington University, Nova Southeastern University, and Walden University. He has also trained teachers and school administrators about online education, working with the North Central Regional Education Laboratory for a number of years. Dr. Kearsley has extensive experience in the training world as well, having designed online training programs for many corporations and government agencies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1978.

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