Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


Date of this Version

April 1987


Published in The Journal of Agricultural Education, volume 28 (1987), pages 2-7. Used by permission.
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Microcomputers are being used for a variety of purposes , but research about their instructional effectiveness lags behind adoption rates for the technology . However, several researchers have examined competencies vocational education teachers need to use effectively this emerging technology These studies were explorative and descriptive in nature.