ERIC Number: ED201754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-15
Mini-Computers and the Building Trades: A Guide for Teachers of Vocational Education. Final Report.
Asplen, Donald; And Others
These training materials are designed to help vocational education teachers introduce students to the utilization and installation of mini- and microcomputers in residential and small business buildings. It consists of two chapters. Chapter 1 contains general materials, designed to promote awareness, and chapter 2 contains materials which are specific and designed for teachers of electricity, heating, and air conditioning. Topics discussed in chapter 1 are uses of the computer in the home, physical characteristics of the computerized house, characteristics of the computer, installation, practical implications for living in the home of the future, and selecting system components. Chapter 2 contains specific materials designed to help teachers of electricity and heating and air conditioning develop lesson plans which introduce students to the concept of computerized homes and buildings. It is divided into four sections. Section 1 reviews installation procedures for plans, sensor placement, and the function of the computer in two types of heating/cooling systems. Section 2 covers hardware considerations for input and output devices. Detailed discussion of sensors comprises section 3. Section 4 contains sample problem worksheets for students in electricity and heating and air conditioning classes. (MN)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Building Operation, Building Trades, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computers, Electricity, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Heating, Housing, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Microcomputers, Minicomputers, Program Development, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA.
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