ERIC Number: ED259704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputer Page Layout (MicroPLA) Routine for Text-Graphic Materials: User's Guide. Technical Report 162.
Galyon, Rosalind; And Others
Based on an earlier user's guide to a minicomputer page layout system called PLA (Terrell, 1982), this guide is designed for use in the development and production of text-graphic materials for training relatively unskilled technicians to perform complex procedures. A microcomputer version of PLA, MicroPLA uses the Commodore 8032 microcomputer to support the production of job aids and training materials using the formats known as Fully Proceduralized Job Performance Aids (FPJPA) and Procedure Training Aids (PTA). The two main sections of this handbook contain: (1) a description of the processes involved in preparing data for use with MicroPLA, including documentation of the procedures to be taught, organizing the information into pages, writing procedures, and preparing worksheets for entering data into the computer; and (2) a job performance aid on how to actually enter the format data into the MicroPLA routine and run the program. Four appendices provide sample pages of instructional materials created using MicroPLA, a format model for designing procedure training aids, a listing of MicroPLA system error messages, and a master templet for measuring default picture sizes. Numerous illustrations throughout the text supplement the written instructions for using the system. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.