ERIC Number: ED255659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Curricula and Materials to Teach Performance Skills Essential to Accurate Computer Assisted Transcription from Machine Shorthand Notes. Final Report.
Honsberger, Marion M.
This project was conducted at Edmonds Community College to develop curriculum and materials for use in teaching hands-on, computer-assisted court reporting. The final product of the project was a course with support materials designed to teach court reporting students performance skills by which each can rapidly create perfect computer-aided transcript with input from his/her own machine shorthand notes and the notes of others. The outcome for any student completing the course includes a programmed floppy disc and/or hard copy personal writing dictionary for use immediately upon entering the court reporting field. Procedures include the writing of curriculum, with lecture notes, and developing projects for students to work on cooperatively on the computer. Audio and video tapes and handouts support the work. The course has been taught twice, with students meeting goals as outlined, and some writing with 98 percent accuracy as they develop personal dictionaries for further fine-tuning of writing style. Evaluation concluded that this approach can reduce attrition by changing emphasis from competition to cooperation and from speed building to accuracy. (The bulk of the report consists of the materials developed during the project, including a course outline, sample lectures, glossary, text master samples, computer purchase analysis, and examples used in the class.) (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, College Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Court Reporters, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Instructional Materials, Office Occupations Education, Program Development, Shorthand, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Edmonds Community Coll., Lynnwood, WA.