ERIC Number: ED250499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Computer Technology Programs. Special Publication Series No. 49.
McKinney, Floyd L., Comp.
Three papers present examples of strategies used by developing institutions and historically black colleges to strengthen computer technology programs. "Promoting Industry Support in Developing a Computer Technology Program" (Albert D. Robinson) describes how the Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Electrical/Electronics Department used industrial support to develop the Digital Equipment Technology Program. It describes these methods to promote industry support: advisory committees, program reviews with industry, and selection of a broad range of laboratory equipment for generic training. A glossary is provided. "Local Area Networks (LANs) of Microcomputers in Education" (Clifford D. Layton) describes a particular implementation and utilization of a LAN of microcomputers at Rogers State College in Claremore, Oklahoma, in 1982. It also discusses, in general, the usefulness, nontechnical theory, selection criteria, and availability of LANs of microcomputers in 1984. "Systems Approach to Computer Literacy for Vocational Educators: A Professional Development Seminar for Faculty and Staff" (Mildred Fitzgerald Johnson) shares with vocational educators and administrators the procedures used in planning, implementing, and evaluating a computer literacy workshop through a systems approach. It describes a successful program for vocational educators conducted by the business education department at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Workshop materials and correspondence are appended. References follow each paper. (YLB)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Developing Institutions, Digital Computers, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Industry, Microcomputers, Networks, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Regional Planning, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Systems Approach, Teacher Workshops, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SN49--$10.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
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.