ERIC Number: ED253707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Computer Software to Teach High Technology Skills to Vocational Students.
Farmer, Edgar I.
A study examined the type of computer software that is best suited to teach high technology skills to vocational students. During the study, 50 manufacturers of computer software and hardware were sent questionnaires designed to gather data concerning their recommendations in regard to: software to teach high technology skills to vocational students; software programs for academically gifted students and for slow learners; courseware to teach math and English skills to middle and high school students and also to college students; and company college gift policies. Eighteen completed surveys (36 percent of those originally mailed out) were usable for the study. The individual programs recommended for use in each of the aforementioned areas were compiled into lists organized by skill area. It was concluded that the Apple Computer Company is addressing the high technology needs of students. The Unix System V, a trademark of AT&T Bell, was also determined to be a state-of-the-art system in the eyes of those surveyed. This multipurpose system for text processing, database management, and networking is used by many major universities and industries across the Nation. (The addresses of companies contacted during the survey is appended to this report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, English, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Language Skills, Mathematics Skills, Media Selection, Postsecondary Education, Publishing Industry, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 1984).