ERIC Number: ED247402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-19
Reference Count: 0
Phase I Feasibility Study to Gather Information for Implementing Telecommunications into Office Technology Curriculum. Final Report.
Henson, Linda; Sanders, Myrna
The purpose of phase I of a feasibility study was to provide information to serve as guidelines for implementation of telecommunications into the office technology curriculum at Jefferson College. Extensive research of available literature and interviews with users and vendors of telecommunications equipment provided the background necessary for developing a survey instrument to collect telecommunications data from 43 St. Louis, Missouri businesses currently using telecommunications as a part of their routine business operations. Data from 23 of the businesses indicated that word/information processing personnel need preparation for entry-level positions in telecommunications concepts, special vocabulary, and experience with telecommunications equipment. A conclusion of the study was that a real need exists to incorporate telecommunications into the curriculum of the word/information processing program at Jefferson College. Further study was recommended to determine the most economical, practical methods for infusion of this technology into the curriculum. (Attachments include a description of procedures, a bibliography, survey findings, a partial glossary of telecommunications terms, and the instrument.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Coll., Hillsboro, MO.
Note: For Phase II, see CE 039 430.