ERIC Number: ED109433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Electronics Technology Curriculum Development Project (ETCDP): Report.
Illinois Univ., Urbana.
The report describes in detail the Electronics Technology Curriculum Development Project, a two-year electronics technology program with six core courses (three in circuit analysis and three in fundamentals of electronics) and an introduction to electronics technology course. Two chapters present the operation, scope, and objectives of the project and include discussions of the curriculum structure and its supporting philosophy. Three chapters (140 double-column pages) comprise a curriculum guide for the seven courses. Three more chapters (100 pages) deal with instructional methods and materials, including the use of media, audio-tutorial instruction, and the use of computers and calculators. There is a chapter on facilities, instruments, and equipment providing price ranges, minimum specifications, and guidelines for selection. A chapter of suggestions and recommendations treats: adapting the curriculum to a four-semester instead of six-quarter program; expected level of student performance; and miscellaneous suggestions arising from the project. Appendixes provide information on: relevant conferences; sources of audio-visual instructional materials; and suggested texts. (PR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Technology, Electric Circuits, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Engineering Technology, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Performance Criteria, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.