ERIC Number: ED367864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Model for Implementing Technology in the ABE Curriculum. 353 Special Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.
The Computer Assisted Basic Skills project was conducted during the 1991-92 academic year in the Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan to develop a model that would provide adult educators with a framework for developing and/or redesigning a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) program for basic skills instruction. Existing models and model components for designing and implementing basic skills CAI programs were identified and reviewed to determine their appropriateness to adult basic education. Five components (curriculum, software, hardware, procedures, and trained staff) were selected as the foundation of a model for implementing CAI curricula. The model components were field tested, refined, and organized into a package for use by adult educators. A training package was designed to assist users in implementing the model. Formative and summative evaluations established that the project staff were successful in producing a curriculum-driven model that is suitable for duplication and/or expansion to design inservice training in basic skills CAI for other adult education staff. (Appended are the model for implementing basic skills CAI and statements of the purpose and responsibilities of the community education computer planning committee.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Adult Extended Learning Services.
Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: 353 Project