ERIC Number: ED333902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Training for Library Staff: A Demonstration Project Using HyperCard. Final Performance Report.
Bayne, Pauline S; Rader, Joe C.
The purpose of this project was to demonstrate that computer-based training (CBT) sessions, produced as HyperCard stacks (files), are an efficient and effective component for staff training in libraries. The purpose was successfully met in the 15-month period of development, evaluation, and implementation, and the University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville Libraries have made these CBT sessions a regular part of training for all new staff. A team of nine librarians and staff used HyperCard software to develop the training materials. Because HyperCard programming (or scripting) rests in English-language phrases and is intuitive in formulation, specialized applications such as CBT for library staff training are realizable. The technology of HyperCard scripting is well suited to the branching, drill, and testing common to CBT; it can also use sounds, picture, animation, and graphics, to make training sessions interesting, and to engage multiple senses in the active transfer of information. The developers used Macintosh computers, printers, a scanner, and various software resources. Macintosh computers were then used for evaluation and testing followed by full implementation of the self-directed basic training program. This report includes general information on the project; a narrative report (background, purpose, goals, budget, expenditures, dissemination and impact of project, and project evaluation and continuation); a financial report (expenditures, itemization of matching funds, inventory of CBT equipment); five references; and 12 appendices. Appended materials include a needs assessment form, survey and evaluation forms and questionnaires, a brochure on the training program, and documentation for CBT stacks and scripts. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Univ. Libraries.