ERIC Number: ED228471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for High Technology: 30 Steps to Implementation. Research & Development Series No. 232.
Abram, Robert; And Others
This planning guide is one of three that addresses the concerns of postsecondary college administrators and planners regarding the planning and implementation of technician training programs in high technology areas. It specifically focuses on a 30-step planning process that is generalizable to various high technology areas. (The other two documents address computer-aided design and robotics programs.) Contents are divided into three parts. The first part reviews the problem, objectives, methods, and outcomes of the project. Preplanning for long-range activities is discussed in part 2. Fourteen questions are answered that have been identified as being important to answer before identifying members to serve on an advisory council or attempting to implement high technology training programs. Part 3 presents the 30 steps of a 2-year planning process for high technology training programs. The 30 steps are grouped into 5 major phases of activity including long-range planning, program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation and refinement. Each step or activity is discussed in detail, along with lists of "do's and don'ts." Appendixes are a compilation of site visits by project staff and a publication on the Develop a Curriculum (DACUM) process. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Automation, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Design, Educational Planning, Engineering Drawing, Guidelines, Long Range Planning, Manufacturing, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
National Center Publications, Box F, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD232--$6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.