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ERIC Number: ED020451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 280
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DATA PROCESSING CURRICULUM FOR EDUCATORS. FINAL REPORT.
ROBERTS, ELLIS W.; AND OTHERS
THIS CURRICULUM DESIGN COULD BE USED (QUITE POSSIBLY WITH INSERVICE TRAINING SESSIONS) BY AN INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCED IN DATA PROCESSING TO FAMILIARIZE EDUCATORS WITH THE COMPUTER AND TO TEACH THEM A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ITS USE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. THE CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF AN OUTLINE OF THE POINTS TO BE COVERED IN EACH LESSON, SUPPLEMENTED BY A STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES, AUDIO-VISUAL AID SUGGESTIONS, AND PRACTICAL CLASSROOM EXERCISES. TOPICS INCLUDE--A HISTORY OF DATA PROCESSING, DATA PREPARATION, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND CAPABILITIES, TEACHING USE OF COBOL (A COMPUTER LANGUAGE), PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES, APPLICATIONS, CRITERIA FOR COMPUTER SELECTION, AND SOLUTION OF A PROBLEM THAT IS INDIVIDUAL IN NATURE. CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY TIME REQUIRED TO TEACH EACH OF THE PHASES OF THE CURRICULUM IS ESTIMATED, THE TOTAL ESTIMATE FOR THE CURRICULUM BEING 258 HOURS. A CASE STUDY OF VOTING BEHAVIOR IS USED TO DEMONSTRATE THE INTEGRATION OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PROGRAMING AND TO GIVE EXPERIENCE IN THEIR USE. A BRIEFLY ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY IS GIVEN BUT IS NOT CORRELATED BY PAGE OR VOLUME TO ANY PARTICULAR LESSON OR PART OF A LESSON. ADDITIONAL REFERENCES IN THE APPENDICES INDICATE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOURCES FOR COURSE INFORMATION AND AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS. (MJ)
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Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Development Association, Harrisburg, PA.
Identifiers: COBOL Programing Language