ERIC Number: ED242873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
State-of-the-Art Uses of Computers in Vocational Education in Ohio.
A study explained the state-of-the-art uses of computers in vocational education in Ohio. During the study, assistant directors in the division of vocational education were asked to identify state-of-the-art uses of computers in schools and program service areas based on criteria for vocational computer and microcomputer literacy within the areas of agricultural, business and office, career, home economics, special needs, and trade and industrial education. In addition, the researcher interviewed staff at 12 sites throughout the state, including joint vocational schools in urban and rural settings and vocational programs in comprehensive high schools. Based on these interviews, it was concluded that the most successful programs were curricular and instructional programs that were marketplace driven and led by strong local advisory committees made up of business and industrial leaders. Significant variations were found to exist among and between state-of-the-art schools and program areas regarding the uses of computers and microcomputers and the potential envisioned. In addition, expenditures for computers and microcomputers varied dramatically from school to school. Recommendations were made calling for the development of multi-year computer plans and for the development of hardware and software configurations to support a comprehensive and integrated management information system that would wed administrative and instructional information. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Business Education, Career Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Home Economics, Microcomputers, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, State of the Art Reviews, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.