The growth of Computer Education and information technology

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The growth of Computer Education and information technology

After a trip back in time on the history of the game with computer training, we can walk in space to see
what it is, as far as we can tell the computer training in other countries, and finished third, with some
thoughts on what is expected of IT in response to the needs of the school and student needs. This is my
conclusion. In fact, too often, one wonders how "what computers can do for education?". However, HP
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to meet those needs?".
I mention four phases: 1970, 1980, 1981, 1988. Note that in 1970 there were more than 15 years, half of
the history of computing (1948: first computer in 1952: the introduction in France), still had the notion that
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Step One: 1970
This is the date of the OECD conference in Sevres on "computer training in high school," the introduction
of IT in education is thus placed in an international context. Read the report about this conference, we will:
"Do computer education in high school would be to develop algorithmic students with the skills
operational agencies." This text is certainly something for the event that I already canceled: not to ask,
but "the computer at school something new algorithmic skills to bring him ..." "Is this the algorithmic skills
students need it?". At the same time I found out that his view is not by a technical and cultural: we are in
general skills students develop algorithmic operations be organized?HP Pavilion DV7 Battery And these
skills can even against those who traditionally developed in the school.
In France, the ball will build on the rebound again by the Ministry of Education project manager is a
computer Mercouroff Vladimir. It starts fairly quickly: in 1970 under the presidency of Georges Pompidou.
This is the great period of development and modernization, we do not know Sony VGP-BPL8 Battery that
we are in an economic crisis.
The discussion is "what the computer should be a new discipline, or is it that in the existing disciplines?".
Create a new discipline, it is quite simple in theory: it creates a CAPES, aggregation, a general inspection
program, inspired by research and higher education and they are taught. Do not make a new discipline,
however, allows the computer to give all disciplines, but Sony VGP-BPL9 Battery it is unclear who is
responsible, we do not really know what to do. It is therefore much more difficult.
But this second route is chosen. I think, for philosophical reasons, we do not want to train researchers in
computer science in high school and, for practical reasons, we have not even imagined, the discipline,
which he sometimes at the expense of history,Sony VGP-BPL13 Battery science, etc. modes.
We then define a plan limited but consistent. Since we introduced in all disciplines, we'll see how it goes,
and to delegate to for most of the needs of education, the task of teachers. Have a couple of basic
training for teachers, training developed by manufacturers and a year and four university centers, but
also creates a slight formation by the CNTE. Education research is supported by the teachers of a cell of
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There is also the problem of hardware, difficult problem, because we have no current hardware. Of
course, we have begun to document the conversations - they were connected to a computer console as
a "mini" because it is less massive than the previous, but much larger than today's computers - but is
relatively expensive. So we've managed to fit that 58 schools 1972-1976, it seems ridiculous now but at
the time was an important experience. In addition, we have the idea, perhaps naively, was the computer

can be performed without a computer, because after all, "the ability of the algorithms, operational and
organizational" can be purchased through the writing of programs is absolutely necessary, without a
machine. to run in theory, because in practice, no programs, no one now so naive to believe that this
motivate Sony VGP-BPL22 Battery the students to write.
It eventually became a language suitable for different applications in education, in other words, a
language for numerical computations, but also the work on texts: We invented the LSE, which still exists,
is no worse than n others is is fairly well organized, but has the disadvantage that it limits Sony
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Sun from 1970 to 1976 a plan is fully compatible with a certain naivety, including a strong
underestimation of the difficulties in the production of software, the computer also has a general
underestimation of time: we n have "not yet understood how difficult it is not burning software but
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Since 1976, the difficulties begin to appear: the difficulty to generalize, given the cost of equipment,
difficult to assess, as in schools, things are very different here, computer club, the CAI etc. However, as
always, I think, educational innovations, is the illusion that must be precisely evaluated before
generalizing. However, the evaluation of what? What this means in an area as vast as the skills, "the
organizers of algorithms, operational," because you can not put students under a cover that one team
and these skills can be s' expect that there are other disciplines, other means to develop Sony
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Not particularly some of the lessons learned from the original design, "is there to provide general
capabilities," a tendency to EAO, in other words, a tool for teaching various disciplines. I do not take the
word "change" in a pejorative sense, but even then, the EAO is not very good. I'm not saying otherwise
has become, despite significant improvements have taken place. Maybe if it was not enough thinking
about cross-fertilization between computer science on the one hand, and other disciplines. We are too
quick to translate what was being done on a machine in the classroom. It is a very general through
technology Information: whatever the area where it applies, begins with the attempt to make the team as
we did before hand - what happened, for example, management information. Only later we realize that in
carrying out this transposition, we impoverish and practices which is particularly true for Sony
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These difficulties in 1976 led to a shelving system of this experience, we stop training for a specific year.
Perhaps we should also say that it is reduced at this time of distrust comparisons of educational research,
and secondly, the economic crisis Sony VGP-BPS10 Battery began budgets.
Second phase: 1980
Referring to the situation in the country and the world is the time of the first attempts to overcome the
crisis and examine the possible role of information technology, not only in class, but the economy and
society in general. IT is one of the factors that caused this crisis, because on the one hand the number of
jobs because of all the automatic features reduced, but also because it transforms them and the work of
monitoring the performance work,Sony Laptop Battery maintenance, design.
Along with this crisis and the economic and social change occurs in computer technology, the evolution
of the material with the arrival of the microcomputer to say, operate a computer much less cumbersome,
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Coupled with this, the report says "information society" NORA MINC - by President Giscard d'Estaing in
1978, he asked, and the report of JC Simon, "Education and information technology in business" in 1980.

These reports have socio-economic, cultural, unlike the Sevres Conference: It's very important for the
company, so you have to train the computer to make people the incentive to discipline a computer . The
report recommends that a single computer SIMON-discipline: that is, take your foot against the choice
that was made in 1970. It was Dell Laptop Battery then that a dispute between "computer-discipline" and
was "computer teaching tools."
Note that if the relationship (1980) Simon insists on "computer discipline" process "10 000 computers"
(1979) the first priority, the EAO! The conditions for the implementation of the action taken by the Ministry
of Industry and especially the small percentage set aside for teacher training in relation to resources for
equipment, which were abandoned at the time caused some discontent. Thus, universities have been the
beginning of 1981 for training teachers, who in turn train their colleagues in institutions equipped, opened
four times in three days. We still live largely the idea that the level of information for all Dell Latitude
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Step Three: June 1981
The Minister Alain Savary blocks the transaction and the requirement of a report to Yves Le Corre and
me. The report emphasizes the training of teachers. In 1981, thereby restoring a learning year, and
gradually expanded into the middle of the Academy. Organize academic groups of trainers who still exist
today. We also have a year of training for trainers and software developers should take a light side and a
training of 100 hours for the user through the animation, but n is not proven. We have also emphasized
that the projects come from institutions. It was not wanted on the computer, which means that schools
know what they need from their computers means a parachute. So, after these decisions, Dell Inspiron
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We also attempted to defuse the famous argument: "What is a discipline of computer science or a
teaching tool is?" He said: "This must be one and the others must be mutually supportive." The side of a
computer-discipline, we have a way to a second computer classes, and the first terminal, which is
controlled by a National Science Committee. It is also advisable to introduce computers at all levels of
secondary schools in the LEP, which have not been reached, in particular, until we more cautious about
the introduction of Dell Studio 1535 Battery information technology in primary schools.
Our recommendations for the production of software has been implemented only partially. This decision
was based on the ideas of teachers and to develop a body of industrialization: the CNDP has played this
role, however imperfectly. Also were not followed, when we stressed the need to develop Dell Studio 17
Battery educational research.
The spirit of the report is a gradual process and reflect the collaborative spirit that prevailed in the Ministry
of Education in 1981 and during the few years that followed. This idea of progressive and reciprocal
comparison, but a number of people protesting, "the school is delayed, there is enough information."
Meanwhile, falling prices continues, the development of information technology at home has been
explosive, provided the computer, the nano-computersDell Studio 1555 Battery or PCs. In 1983, the
ministry announced plans to introduce 100,000 computers in the size and shape 100 000 between 1983
and 1988.
Step Four: 1985
In 1985 he confirmed the information for the computer to do the location and mass training of teachers,
but with the decision, at once and everywhere. Perhaps more naive to believe that the most important
thing we can be sent equipment and short courses for teachers, the only products, although the facts HP
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It was reasonable to decide to equip all schools at once? Would not it have been better efforts in
education, higher education, such as better teacher training and develop more reliable devices to
concentrate? If the TPI plan provides some reservations, but it is very positive, especially networking,
educational resources HP HSTNN-IB75 Battery could be better used.
For the present and the future, it is difficult to assess because they are considered unclear. I have some
concerns when I say that, in addition to the hearing of certain types of computer use, is not good. This is
wrong and is not the role of government to close the doors. Organizing a competition of ideas seems a
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II - Computer training in other countries
It is not easy to talk about. The first problem is the extraordinary diversity of situations. And "especially in
Western Europe and North America, which was developed in computer training. In Eastern Europe there
are very important projects, especially in the Soviet Union, but has spent his intentions. In developing
countries some thoughts and a lot of needs, but the computer may seem like a call while using modern
techniques, "if there are no teachers for machines pointed in their place," the difference HP
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In countries with our fellow humans, and there is a second difficulty, the design of the educational system
is decentralized to the rule, and there, especially the United States and Canada, a variety of situations.
Started in most countries, local initiatives and only then. When we realized that this local initiative are not
completely satisfied, was correct in their plans. Decisions are usually made of school districts and the
state is managed and to help. In France, but has worked in the opposite direction, but in the end there HP
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Another characteristic of these countries, disciplines, different roles, which seems to play here, are not
separated. And 'perhaps easier, a computer, which is often linked to the mathematical discipline, because
no matter the same impact on creating the body of teachers and hours. So we have more than back
home, the choice of a computing discipline. But with a number of countries, like Denmark, for example,
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Most countries have high school came, as is the case with us, are generally much less in the first phase,
we have developed. But with the high school and leave it at that, means "no data collected during the
school," and also "the computer is an elective course, is" usually in order to ensure over time, a
compulsory subject .
Most countries have high school came, as is the case with us, are generally much less in the first phase,
we have developed. But with the high school and leave it at that, means "no data collected during the
school," and also "the computer is an elective course, is" usually in order to ensure over time, a
compulsory HP NH494AA#ABA Batterysubject .
In the United States and Canada, there are many things, but not much more at home (50 students per
computer in the United States, Canada and 44 in France 60-70.) There is also a very open market tutorial,
where there are all the products, the products of high quality behavioral. The purpose of education is
perhaps less formal, more empirical France and the external qualities, including the graphics are slightly
better than ours. Note that some fear has been expressed recently seen on teachers and students as
guinea pigs for the industry in the United States. As regards the training of teachers, it seems less
developed: the quality of teachers is highly variable, much less homogeneous than in France, HP
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In Europe, France seems to me now in a better position for the expansion of IT at all levels of education,

development of equipment and teacher training. The only comparable country is Great Britain.
In Great Britain, decentralized, the decision to include institutions, government support and equipment
where the equipment is broken only at national level, there is a definition of training opportunities for
teachers and the relatively important role in production of teaching materials. On this last point that
Britain is ahead of us exercises in 2000 in Europe, in England in 1200 and 700 were developed in France.
We focus perhaps too much on the years of "Q", "communication skills", while the British of tools such as
simulations, HP HSTNN-OB75 Battery exploring a variety specialist.
Other European countries, who thought well in Germany and Switzerland, which represents less than in
France. The Netherlands also spend some interesting things.
But almost all governments now think about the contribution of information technology, would be the most
spectacular, mainly because they are facing economic problems. And "perhaps some" weak. It is useful
to summarize the various aspects of computer science at the school and the results of computer
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III - The various aspects of the introduction of computers in education
First calculation of vocational training
There is a big part of today's debate: it was fast. I limit myself to two observations.
The first flow settings, the computer is, as elsewhere, the rapid increase. Fold-and H, for example, has
less meaning than the immediate recruitment of businesses. Even with technicians (BTS or DUT), began
to be a saturation of the market. It will likely take the train more professionals in HP GA06047 Battery Bac
Bac +4 or +5.
The second: the computer is part of the competence of most jobs, if 'answering machine or production
costs. There is no doubt that all exchanges are now more or less one-dimensional data.
2 What role can information technology in education?
It is often said, "We all need to know the computer because the computer is everywhere." I must say that
this speech, not a modernist, slightly triumphalist "be completely unassailable. After all, the automobile
and printing are everywhere, yet in general education, not learning to drive, or printed HP KS525AA#ABA
Battery books.
But it is a bit "more to the computer that the agent of thought and action. It's very important that everyone
has an idea on "how to use" computers. But this does not happen by itself and the example word
processing clearly indicates that it is not with this type of software is very difficult, but he needs their way
of thinking about the text of a nonlinear , to refine their plans, both a change or two levels, but n-tier ...
"Learning" that the efficiency requires that teach our young people, and when I say in a situation where
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So everyone should learn "computer users" and that we need to invent much. In these words, I know I
can not teach teachers to teach what you do not do things by halves, and especially to offend. But such
software, you need to learn them without knowing exactly how they are made HP HSTNN-IB74 Battery to
be used.
Take the example of data analysis: its use in history or economics, especially the Academy, shows that
students learn, such as software, without commitment, show the back, answer! It seems to me that this
type of learning a bit Systems, a small "black box" is of paramount importance. We need these things
without teaching them to analyze in depth, and it is this idea that technology brings more than science:
learning to use tools to analyze HP GA08073 Battery, without details.
This is an objection not refuse to hand. Could not a requirement, the student goes too far in that direction,

reflecting the state of the machine? It depends on the type of software used. Do not use the student
machine but the machine is included in the development of the student: it is a means of SONY
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3 What are the needs? Computers can help you do it?
The needs are for the most part born of the computer and all the "mint", as it requires to cut jobs or work
in progress to replace the work of another kind (surveillance, maintenance, design ...) , other qualities:
concrete abstract change, teamwork, responsibility and autonomy. All these qualities are not necessarily
those we give to the school, SONY VGP-BPS9B Battery in most cases.
The big challenge - the training process and increase the level - refers to a profound social problem: our
society can withstand the rise in unemployment, life, the fact that thousands of people would not have
steady work throughout the working life? If we do not tackle school failure at the beginning, I do not think
many of our society: it is the primary need of our SONY VGP-BPS9/B Battery instruction!
What are the ingredients of failure? Of course, it is often said, "social". Yes, but the ingredients of
cognitive errors can observe three things:
Delay in the development of manipulative skills in written language;
a lack of autonomy and ability to solve problems;
Closely linked to the previous lack of motivation.
3.1. Computers and motivation
Here I can be formal: See all the experiences that are the introduction of information technology in
schools is a huge change in student motivation and failures of students of modest means - often the
same thing elsewhere! - There are three reasons for this;
the computer to be modern is useful in itself;
It is a task that can be controlled, and students who can not, when the opportunity to have something or
Finally, with the computer and, above all, the fault changes its character: There is a moral failing of the
term - the very term "disorder" is significant - but an error is discovered and you can easily correct it
leaves no material trace.
The problem is to keep the motivation up. This interest is fully connected to the activity and
independence of the student, so the type of exercise. If you tutorials, just type the words in holes, it is
likely that the motivation to disappear quickly.
Another problem is that motivation to transfer to other disciplines? And "closely related to joint activities
that will be run by students related. Do not be shy at first, carry out activities that do not like school,
games, for example, that students may have to take this strong motivation, the machine in hand. And we
play to develop specific skills, and gradually, if possible, be taught to students in exercises related
disciplines. This is a good way to do this: Insert the disc games and educational programs, students have
been displayed in the menu to do all that is in many cases, you can find SONY VGP-BPS9A/B
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3.2 Data processing and written language
Start looking for: students under control, often have difficulty in relation to written language, oral language,
is generally not very different from the knowledge of students succeed. Why? What is the difference
between written and spoken?
Writing is something that is outside of the writer and the action ever since. One of the things that are
missing for students in chess is the feeling that focus on the text and it will be interesting to see that the
text is not something you write and what they do not touch, but also something that looks and distance

from the action. What is often missing in the failure of the pupil is the distance to language: it uses
language to communicate to act wisely. In fact, to be by traditional means, the results of any action
removes the text and start over, this is not motivating SONY VAIO VGN-SZ95S.
It seems to me that the computer can bring a lot. It is a tool, including word processing, which converts a
text that do not pursue this. You can move a paragraph, correct spelling mistakes without a copy.
Traditionally, the only tool we can to our students, the design of the book: they can not even fix only
twenty! How to build a text from a plan can be refined if we do a level, but the plan, which refines and
refines, is it possible, with the usual means, then it is much more possible with the tools for word
processing. This is all to do more, with tools that do little that could search tools and organization of ideas,
to work the way you want your students to work, which is top-down and refine their SONY VAIO
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3.3 The data processing and reading
The problem of reading materialized, first at kindergarten and primary school. We know that even here
there is a delay of a social nature: all families have the same familiarity with Scripture. We have not in all
families, as many books as we do not read the children, we do not show them how many words. But
before learning to read, it is clear that we already know something about the reading activity. You do not
learn to read if you are not the idea that we read from left to right (in our country, at least ...), there are
words, they are separated by spaces. .. All things that seem obvious and are not for children who are not
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The computer can do something to this reading activity is to add text, that is, combining the sound and
combine it with writing? I think so. Motivate invent solutions. As they stood on a computer screen a list of
four words, and if the child has any of these words or drawing relevant computer to play music, or any
other action related words. Four words, this is nothing more than four orders, you will see the motivation
and the association wrote to the importance, for here the importance of
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If the sound that I think in a few years, we have computers in classrooms will make the speech of
acceptable quality, and we can use the sound aspect of the room.
Write from left to right: if the student gives his command on the keyboard, then it will fit on the screen from
left to right. If the order consists of two words, he will see that we found a room: say operations. And
when I said that we learn by doing, I hope I have shown that there are many ideas which allow the
reading of an action you will not be so easy with the usual methods of SONY VAIO VGN-SZ94S learning.
3.4. Computer-assisted learning and reasoning
It is much more difficult. In particular, it says a lot that "it is the programming of the argument." Currently,
no serious study has been conducted, and the reason is probably that capacity building does not make
sense in a few tens of hours. However, experiments are performed on a very short time and then it is very
difficult to prove anything. There is some plausibility to the contribution of IT to the development of
thought, but I will not go beyond SONY VAIO VGN-SZ94PS.
In some cases, it is not a danger to even want to skip steps too fast? There is interest, write, such as the
reduction of programming to observe the existing program, simple and complex programs. The official
instructions of 1985 were a little scary - programs on average, for example - they have the potential to
further the gap between students with an appropriate logic capabilities and those that do not have to. So I
recommend some caution. Even the logo - - before you would be very fast, in elementary school,
kindergarten, I like to consider what capabilities it is in children.
3.5. Computer. Autonomy, problem solving

The computer is in agreement with a student activity, and learns that by the activity. However, the quality
of training material and how it is integrated into the education system is of utmost importance SONY
Take the example of the first exercises in the behaviorist tradition: it was about reflexes (stimulus -
response) to develop, by the arrangement that the answer is almost always right, because the theory is
not actually increase reflex. These tutorials are not always useless, but not to the idea of structured
learning that meet building through activeSONY VAIO VGN-SZ85US exploration of students.
Instead, use the exploration of the software. what some call "micro-worlds." For example, in mathematics,
you got to university, must learn to transform expressions, factoring, developments, etc.. It is both a
nature somewhat reflective, but also exploratory. What is the normal way to learn at school? Is to analyze
in detail all that - we teach the commutative, associative, and so on. - What is it permissible to justify
more complex transformations. So we have to solve equations, for example, and then learn, in
desperation, it means the end of the year "They make a number of members in a different and changing
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I think the other way should be considered: the computer can help you through different levels of change,
much less complete, more analysis to justify the transformation of higher level previously used. So where
a computer could completely renew its pedagogy.
IV - Conclusion
Finally, the computer does most of the need to reflect on pedagogy and the possibility of teaching much
more diverse. No wonder: When we introduced the numerical calculation by computer, he questioned the
methods of calculation when it was introduced in companies, this has led to management practices and
work organization to check SONY VAIO VGN-SZ85NS.
As long as there are tutorials on how to implement the role of the teacher, we gain nothing. A computer is
much less intelligent than a professor, it is often said that in the brain, there are 10 power 10 power 14 or
15 bits, then a very large hard drive, there are 10 billion euros. Basically, a professor of brain 100,000
times more powerful than a computer. And that's not all! Do you think the student does not understand,
it's really not in the field of smart SONY VAIO VGN-SZ84US sensors.
We are winners, however, when we invent new ways of teaching situations. The student is now possible
in two situations: either it is in a class with 30 friends, and many can not speak or act, or he is alone with
his card, and it receives no response! Trying to invent intermediate situations: for a student or a small
group of students. The attempt to build software to help in this situation. Then the computer SONY VAIO
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This is not necessarily easy to measure: either we determined the "derived cherry" or things evaluate
many factors to rule out any scientific assessment. What should I do? Many experiences that attract a
fairly plausible. you do things, the exchange SONY VAIO VGN-SZ84PS is really, as we move forward.