ERIC Number: ED222690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Automatic Data Processing, 4-1. Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education.
Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
These two texts and student workbook for a secondary/postsecondary-level correspondence course in automatic data processing comprise one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. The purpose stated for the individualized, self-paced course is to provide general knowledge of punched card machines and automatic digital computers. It is intended for use as an introduction or sub-unit in computer programming or business and office practice courses. The course contains two lessons. The first, "Introduction to Punched Card Machines," contains four sections on general information and background, punched cards, punched card equipment, and basic considerations of report designing. The second lesson, "Introduction to Automatic Digital Computers," contains seven sections discussing classification of computers by use, computer arithmetic, functional elements of computers, classification of computers by generation, storage devices, and input-output devices. Appendixes cover references, computer arithmetic, and solutions to practical exercises. The student workbook contains review exercises and an exercise response list. Supplemental pamphlets contain the informative materials. A course examination is provided, but no answers are available. (YLB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Storage Devices, Data Processing, Data Processing Occupations, Digital Computers, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Input Output Devices, Learning Activities, Pacing, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Textbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.