ERIC Number: ED395104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Customized Computer Software for ABLE Programs. Final Report.
Askov, Eunice N.; Bixler, Brett
A project was conducted to offer customized software to adult basic education (ABE) programs in Pennsylvania and to train the program participants on software customization principles. The project produced an updated list of software publishers and products that can be customized for adult education students. Workshops were presented on customization of software through the regional staff development centers. Software was customized for local programs to make it appropriate for the needs of the learners. Guidelines were developed for instructors of the programs that use the customization service about how to do future customization on their own. As a result of the project, 169 software programs that can be used to develop customized instruction for ABE students were identified and stored in a database in FileMaker Pro format. The project concluded that at present most Pennsylvania ABE providers are primarily interested in the electronic customization of the administrative aspects of their programs; the project scope was expanded to include software customization for both instructional and administrative purposes. The project also concluded that most providers need more technical training in this area to meet their needs. (The bulk of the document is a printout of the database. Each entry includes the following: product name, company name, address, telephone, fax and electronic mail address, subject area, instruction type, cost, media, platform, language, instruction level, and description. A description of software customization methods is also appended.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project