ERIC Number: ED228472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for High Technology: Robotics Programs. Research & Development Series No. 233.
Ashley, William; And Others
This guide is one of three developed to provide guidelines, information, and resources useful in planning and developing postsecondary technician training programs in high technology. It is specifically intended for program planners and developers in the initial stages of planning a new program or specialized option in robotics. (Two companion guides offer a set of generalizable procedures for systematic program development in high technology and curricular information for planning a computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing training program.) The first part reviews the problem, objectives, methods, and outcomes of the project. Information is presented in the second part on industry trends in robotic technology, current projects in industry and education, and the need for training. Part 3 presents curriculum planning guidelines and specifications. Lists of technician-level competencies and sample course titles and course descriptions are provided. Other factors that must be considered in developing and implementing a new program are discussed, including special training for application processes, equipment requirements, faculty capabilities, and future trends. Appendixes include a compilation of site visits by project staff, a list of robot manufacturers and postsecondary programs, a bibliography of robotic technical papers, and a paper on robotics training. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Courses, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Guidelines, Job Skills, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, 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 (RD 233--$5.75).
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.