ERIC Number: ED262766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Evaluating Microcomputer Courses in a Non-Traditional Setting.
Thompson, Gary E.
Summer Tech '84 was the product of a joint venture of the College of Education of Ohio State University and the Columbus Ohio Public Schools to provide instruction on the use of microcomputers to citizens of the Columbus metropolitan area. For four weeks, 80 different 10-hour classes were offered in eight areas: introductory computer literacy, bring your own computer, programming, business use of microcomputers, educational use, microcomputer use in the arts, extending human capabilities, and advanced computing. This paper describes the evaluation of Summer Tech '84 by its participants, who ranged in age from 4 to 78. The evaluation also measures skills exhibited by students in a specific course, Programming in BASIC I. Six data tables display the following summaries: participants' demographic statistics; responses to attitude questions; means by which students learned about the program; additional courses requested; statistical summaries of the results of the test for Programming in BASIC I and student responses to items on the test. Recommendations for revising the program when it is repeated in the summer of 1985 are provided. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)