ERIC Number: ED215191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Data Processing Curriculum Guide.
Payne, James; And Others
This competency-based data processing curriculum guide consists of a total of 65 curriculum worksheets dealing with data entry, computer operations, and computer programing. Provided in each worksheet are the following materials: a duty title, a task description, a pretest, references and resources, student learning activities, teacher activities, necessary tools/equipment, conditions necessary for completing each task, evaluation criteria, and a posttest. Representative data entry tasks covered include manipulating various knobs, switches, keys, and levers; analyzing job descriptions; assessing device malfunctions; analyzing data fields and written information in technical manuals; writing job information; and placing media in storage areas. Various computer operations tasks are addressed, including arranging a group of jobs, reading and analyzing operating instructions, manipulating switches and keys, analyzing console-produced messages and written descriptions in technical manuals, logging in information, comparing computer-produced output to job description samples, and interpreting device and system performance. Among those computer programing tasks examined in the guide are the following: analyzing program requests, program specifications, and written descriptions; writing language statements; reviewing, keying, and writing source statements; analyzing output data and error notation; writing operating instructions; and designing data. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computers, Curriculum Guides, Data Processing, Data Processing Occupations, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Programing, Resources, Vocational Education
Michigan Vocational-Technical Research Center, 133 Erickson Hall, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.