ERIC Number: ED243469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-22
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Educational Management through Microcomputer Software.
Gander, Sharon L.
In order to determine whether business software packages (word processing, financial management, data management, graphics, statistical, or multi-functional integrated software packages with business applications) are effective tools for public service professionals (educators and government workers) when applied directly to individuals' daily information needs, a Priamidal Training Model was designed for teaching computer literacy and software use to adults with limited science-math training in the Minnesota Department of Public Welfare. The model assisted each individual learner in the completion of tutorials available in software manuals for one software package of the learner's choice, and also in the development of a small computerized project directly applicable to the individual's job. It was found that the training provided improved quality of work for each individual, individual time savings, increased individual self-esteem, improved peer status, increased job satisfaction, and increased departmental involvement in computerization, which resulted in increased productivity. This paper briefly describes the project and presents a list of software applications developed by the novice computer users, sample products of these applications, and a list of possible business software applications for educational management. (ESR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Educational Administration, Government Employees, Individualized Instruction, Microcomputers, Money Management, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Administration, State Agencies, Tables (Data), Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota