ERIC Number: ED255727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Use of Microcomputers in the Administration of Adult Basic Education. Final Report.
Evans, Richard W.; Evans, Mary M.
The major goal of a program was to improve the use of microcomputers in the management of New York State's adult basic education programs. Subgoals were optimizing the use of available microcomputer facilities, aiding the largest number of programs permitted by project funds, serving the particular needs of individual programs, and maximizing the homogeneity of computer systems and software employed for management purposes. The State's continuing education programs were surveyed to determine existing microcomputer facilities and administrative priorities. A plan was developed that involved training, software acquisition and development, and microcomputer purchases and upgrades. Forty-six individual adult basic education programs achieved identical capabilities for computer-based administrative purposes. A File Management System was adopted to handle most administrative tasks, and the State Education Department's annual report was selected as a universal application around which training in use of the File Management System centered. The 10-page narrative is followed by these appendixes: survey instruments, the instructional manual for using the File Management System, student records form, and lists of systems recipients. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Community and Continuing Education Program Services.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua, NY.
Identifiers: New York; 310 Project