ERIC Number: ED217173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Integration of Word Processing with Data Processing in an Educational Environment. Final Report.
Patterson, Lorna; Schlender, Jim
A project examined the Office of the Future and determined trends regarding an integration of word processing and data processing. It then sought to translate those trends into an educational package to develop the potential information specialist. A survey instrument completed by 33 office managers and word processing and data processing supervisors in the greater Olympia area identified how many were currently using a particular function and whether there was interest in that capability for the future. Functions were then matched with particular pieces of equipment. The relationship of job classifications to the evolution of microprocessing was determined by comparing word processing and data processing classifications of the area's largest employer of word/information processing personnel. It was determined that certain functions once associated with data processing were found to be available with word processing. Other functions showed a relationship between data and word processing. In comparing job classifications, similar duties were found to be performed by word processing and data processing personnel. Appendixes, amounting to approximately three-fourths of the report, include survey instruments and results, job classifications, outlines for three proposed courses, and curricula for word processing specialist, terminal operator, and information management. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: N/A