ERIC Number: ED255667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-29
Reference Count: 0
A Competency Certificate Model for Microcomputers.
Trident Technical College developed a process using microcomputers to produce certificates for competency-based curricula. At the beginning of the process, criteria were set for the program. A software program was needed that used available computers, was easy to use, and produced a competency statement that was easy to read and interpret. A database management system, dBASE II, was chosen. A program was developed that: (1) uses data that instructors collect in evaluating students, (2) evaluates this data and assigns a skill level to competencies achieved in a given course of instruction, (3) stores data in student files, and (4) consolidates data, and lists competencies and skill level achievement for the student, in order to produce the competency certificate. (A schematic shows the basic pattern of the program. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the paper, include a user's guide that provides instructions on how to enter data to produce a competency certificate and shows the various menus and all of the products provided through the print menu.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: dBASE II
Note: Paper presented at the American Technical Education Association Convention (Charleston, SC, March 29, 1985).