ERIC Number: ED248844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computer Courses for Adults (Anxious Human Meets Computer). A Resource Book for Instructors.
Allen, Anthony James
Practical assistance for adult educators is offered in this four-part document, which outlines the present status of adult education, particularly with regard to courses about computers, and discusses an approach for improving the situation. Important considerations in the improvement of adult education are discussed, including the conditions of learning, characteristics of adult learners and adult education, the effects of anxiety and attitude on learning, and the structure of change. A summary of reactions and recommendations gathered through personal interviews includes suggestions from adult students, instructors, and theoreticians. The remainder of the document is a handbook for instructors and contains a collection of ideas on the preparation, delivery, and post-delivery phases of instruction. Suggestions are included for the following times: one or two months, a week, and an hour before the course begins; as students arrive for the first meeting; the first 15 minutes, first hour or so, and the first and last few minutes of the first meeting; the first few class meetings; the final class meeting; and after the course concludes. Appendices contain lists of individuals interviewed, instructors and courses observed, and a 32-item bibliography. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Delivery Systems, Learning Processes, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
International Council for Computers in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($10.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.
Note: Master of Science Thesis, University of Oregon.