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ERIC Number: ED251682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-4
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Adapting Curriculum Materials for Microcomputer Use.
Rogers, Kay
As microcomputers have become increasingly more economical to purchase, vocational teachers have found that they have the equipment but little courseware for vocational-technical education areas. To help solve this problem, the staff of the Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center (Oklahoma) decided to develop their own vocational software and established guidelines to insure the quality of curriculum materials developed for computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in vocational education. The Center first established that the following criteria must be met: support of teachers, service to many learners, frequency of delivery, multi-program use, stable instructional content, and the most appropriate and effective instructional method available. The Center established the following guidelines for development of software: (1) microcomputer use must be appropriate; (2) team development and review are needed; (3) development and acquisition should be coordinated by the computer curriculum specialist; (4) quality control measures must be taken; (5) standards for presentation must be followed; (6) originals must be secured (only copies used); (7) programs must be validated through pilot testing; (8) programs must be documented; (9) lessons are to be updated yearly only; (10) students must evaluate programs after each use; and (11) copyright laws must be followed. These guidelines are intended to ensure the best possible use of the microcomputer with limited resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Francis Tuttle Vo Tech Center OK
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 4, 1983).