ERIC Number: ED195719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education for Electrical Power Technicians. Final Report, June 1976-December 1978.
Tinnell, Richard W., Ed.
The objective of this project was to develop and test a method of offering technical education to individuals employed in the electrical power industry. Representatives from industry were invited to an advisory council meeting where attention was focused on the needs of the industry. This information was used to define an extensive curriculum, and selected units were identified for implementation. It was decided that the method of presentation would consist of highly structured criteria-based units using sound-on-slide instruction. A significant part of the program was the use of a traveling laboratory housed in a 35-foot semi-trailer. The units were evaluated through pre- and post-testing and were revised. Once a unit was completed, a student text to accompany the unit was produced. Results of the field testing indicate that the project has been successful in meeting its objectives. Additional work in continuing education for particular areas is suggested. (Appended are the following units--Information Booklet, Introduction to Electric Distribution, Distribution Substations, Power Factor Improvement--a sample certificate, and a typescript for Distribution Substations.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
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