The integration of computer use in education

Jan van den Akker, P. Keursten, T. Plomp

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There is an increasing awareness that disappointing experiences with the introduction of computers in education are a consequence of insufficiently taking into account factors that are crucial when introducing change in educational settings. Many of the problems in the literature show great similarity with the kind of problems often experienced in curriculum implementation. In this context the endeavors to make computer use an integrated part of classroom activities are analyzed. Emphasis will be laid on the interaction between teachers and courseware; elements for a more effective strategy for the integration of computer use in educational practice will be presented, with special attention to the design of support materials as an essential part of courseware.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)65-76
Number of pages12
JournalInternational journal of educational research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • IR-26538
  • METIS-135189

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