ERIC Number: ED253203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy. Unit One. General Guide. Second Edition.
Lloyd, Jo; And Others
This booklet, the first of a four-unit series on computer literacy, provides general guidance on establishing and conducting computer literacy courses, whether as components of other courses or as free-standing courses. An overview of computer literacy in the context of education and training and of guidelines for its implementation is followed by a discussion of the resources needed for conducting courses, including hardware, software, audiovisual resources, facilities, and staffing. Suggestions are offered for initial, continuing, and integrative staff development. A description of 57 teaching modules developed to implement computer literacy aims and objectives includes a list of the modules in 10 categories: introduction; computer basics; understanding programs; business, office, industrial, and other applications; social implications; visits; and assessment. Care modules are denoted by an asterisk and a step-by-step guide to module use is provided. Class management strategies are described for two of the teaching modules, "Writing a Program" and "Using a Business Package." A final discussion on assessment describes a strategy that has been incorporated into the course and summarizes the strategy's effectiveness and resources required for its implementation. Appendices include a list of colleges associated with the sponsoring project and a glossary of computer terms. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Note: A Staff Development Publication. For Computer Literacy. Unit Two, Core Materials, see CE 040 025.