ERIC Number: ED229352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Effective Microcomputer Inservice: Designing and Using Awareness Workshops.
A description is given of the design, use, and evaluation of a series of microcomputer training workshops for teachers. Chapter 1 presents a justification for the program, citing societal, technological, and professional pressures on teachers, and the need for change in educational techniques. In chapter 2, a review of literature is offered on these perceived pressures and needs, along with a review of current thinking on the principles of adult education and computer education. The design of the inservice program, based on research and recommendations on effective inservice programming and recognized methods of microcomputer instruction is described in the third chapter. Chapter 4 includes discussions on trials made of format and content records, how the workshops improved, various groups served, evaluation process, and outcomes for the groups. In chapter 5, a summative evaluation of the program presents information on the sample, audience, data--both pre- and post-inservice, feedback, concerns, and questionnaire results. Chapter 6 offers implications of the program and recommendations for future programs. A summary and conclusion are presented in the final chapter. A bibliography and five appendices containing supplementary materials are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Education Project, University of Victoria.