ERIC Number: ED024890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Feasibility of Establishing a Program to Train Computer Programmers Utilizing a Time-Sharing System and Remote Data-Communications Transmission Terminals.
Hardwick, Arthur Lee
A study was conducted in Oklahoma on the problem of whether and to what extent it is feasible to establish a program to train computer programers and systems analysts using a time-sharing system and remote data communications transmission terminals. Specific training requirements were reviewed. A survey was made of potential employers of trainees from the proposed educational program to determine present needs, numbers of computer programers and systems analysts presently employed, the anticipated number of computer programers and systems analysts needed in 1966-67, 1968-69, and 1970-71, and necessary qualifications for data processing personnel. Other procedures included a survey and analysis of published material on the subject, a survey of the background of data communications, and a comparison involving economic factors and training requirements of a data communications system. It was concluded that the system is workable; that it has a sound basis both from an economic and a systems standpoint; and that it can provide all the training requirements established in the study and offer a curriculum which will greatly enhance the position of graduates. Several recommendations were suggested concerning curriculum requirements and systems design. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Data Processing, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Level, Feasibility Studies, Labor Needs, Programing, Statistical Data, Surveys, Systems Analysis, Time Sharing
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michingan 48106 (Order No. 66-8416, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.40).
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.