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ERIC Number: ED255679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-1
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunications. Final Report.
Burmester, Allan
A project was conducted to revise an existing office occupations curriculum to incorporate the use of telecommunications into simulated office practice and to train teachers in the use of equipment required to implement the updated curriculum. During the first phase of the project, teachers from two high schools in the school district designed the office simulation they wished to implement. Next, they met with a computer specialist to determine what hardware and software were obtained, and the teachers were given instruction in the use of the equipment. After students received initial training using the system, the teachers met with the computer specialist again and the course procedures were revised. As a result of this development effort, a group of high school students were trained to use word processing software to generate business documents and process them via telecommunications through the various departments of a simulated business. Both the teachers and students who participated in the pilot testing of the curriculum found it to be a valuable learning experience. (Appendixes to this report include a list of hardware and software used during the project, the macro string used, and a sample invoice generated by students completing the simulation.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: North Thurston School District 3, Lacey, WA.
Note: A Curriculum Development Project.