ERIC Number: ED419119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Institute: Technology II. 1996-1997 Special 353 Project.
Burrows, Debra G.
A project developed and conducted a summer institute to offer training, hands-on activities, and workshops addressing educational technology for adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) and literacy education teachers, administrators, and staff. During the first phase of the project, the institute was designed as a 3-day intensive training session consisting of workshops, computer laboratory activities, and hands-on activities, and teachers were recruited. The second phase of the project was conducting the institute itself, in August 1996, for approximately 100 adult education practitioners. Topics covered during the institute included the following: instruction to technology for adult educators; introduction to the Macintosh environment; introduction to the PC environment; multimedia applications in ABE/GED/literacy classrooms; using technology to facilitate recordkeeping and reporting; navigating the Internet; evaluating software in adult education; distance education; incorporating technology into the ABE/GED curriculum; computerized reporting of student and staff data forms; designing a Web page; and technology applications for literacy programs. The institute was rated very highly in participant evaluations. The final phase of the project, extending through the next school year, included the following: evaluation, follow-up, additional training through the state's professional development centers, and creation of a final report. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit 10, Pleasant Gap, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; Pennsylvania; 353 Project