ERIC Number: ED240986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy Project. A General Orientation in Basic Computer Concepts and Applications.
Murray, David R.
This paper proposes a two-part, basic computer literacy program for university faculty, staff, and students with no prior exposure to computers. The program described would introduce basic computer concepts and computing center service programs and resources; provide fundamental preparation for other computer courses; and orient faculty towards developing educational computing applications. An introduction and an explanation of the conceptual framework are followed by a description of the project, which would consist of two sets of 15 independent modules. Each module would include a 30-minute videotape program, a related short lecture, and independent, hands-on working experience with microcomputers. Support for the proposal includes descriptions of the instructional environment, target population, prior student competencies, learner needs, and instructional needs. Part 1 of the course (Computer Literacy; General Concepts) covers 24 topical goals, and Part 2 (Applications of Computer Based Education) covers 17. Commercially-available instructional resources are specified with title, author, publisher and cost, and in-house production costs are itemized. A proposed implementation plan describes activities for each project phase and specifies formative and summative evaluation procedures. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Centers; Computer Uses in Education; Course Development
Note: Professional Development Program Proposal.