ERIC Number: ED263345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Place Setting Simulator. Courseware Evaluation for Vocational and Technical Education.
Sarle, Ruth; And Others
This courseware evaluation rates "The Place Setting Simulator" program developed by Orange Juice Software Systems. The courseware was rated by a team of home economists participating in a network designed to identify and evaluate courseware and disseminate reviews for vocational and technical teachers, media staff, and administrators. Part A describes "The Place Setting Simulator" in terms of subject area (home economics), and hardware requirements (Apple II and peripherals), and indicates its suitability for use with regular, handicapped, disadvantaged, or gifted students in grades 7-12. Listed next are appropriate instructional grouping (individual and small groups), accompanying materials (documentation, student worksheets, program outline, and unit tests), and time estimate (30 minutes). Availability information includes cost ($45.00), policies, and contact address. Part B contains the courseware evaluation criteria and reviewer ratings in eight categories: subject matter, technical presentation, student interaction, program interaction, student evaluation, documentation, work behaviors, and application programs. Part C summarizes the evaluation. The strength of this program is its stimulating and accurate subject matter; weaknesses include no provision for printed copies of class performance results and a few spelling errors. The courseware is recommended for makeup work, individual and small group instruction, study aid, extra credit, and review and reinforcement. This program received overall ratings of "yes" in seven categories, indicating that a majority of criteria in these categories were met. (The application programs criteria were not applicable.) The final rating indicates that this courseware is highly recommended. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.