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Holmes, WN (2008) Supporting acquisition of basic skills. Computer, 41 (3). 104, 102-103. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

This essay reviews the benefits and imperatives for the use of digital technology to deliver drill that accelerates the acquisition of basic skills such as oralcy, numeracy and literacy, especially in early education, and argues that the computing profession has a duty to establish standards for the representation of both the static and dynamic data on which such drill is necessarily based in order to mitigate the otherwise inevitable stultifying of the technique by purely commercial enterprises.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: automatic drill, basic skills, numeracy, literacy, oralcy, standards
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: 104, 102-103
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2008.99
Additional Information: This essay follows on from http://eprints.utas.edu.au/1060/. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Copyright 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2008 12:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/3507
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