ERIC Number: ED273311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Computer as a Teaching Tool: In-Service Training Program in Advanced Technology for Vocational Educators. Final Report.
Dunn, Joanne Velan
The in-service training program described in this report was implemented by the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Pennsylvania, in order to help vocational educators and administrators to develop skills in computer applications, software evaluation, and computer-based training. After providing background on the project, the report presents descriptive information on: (1) the program's audience (i.e., 76 vocational educators and administrators representing a wide range of disciplines and computer sophistication); (2) attendance (i.e., the majority of the attendees participated in at least 16 of a total of 21 hours of instruction provided); (3) cost effectiveness (i.e., the total cost per person was $250, making the training more cost effective than outside training); (4) the need and rationale for the program, the problem addressed, goals and objectives, limitations, and solutions to limitations; and (5) program development and implementation, which involved needs assessment; assessment of knowledge level, generalizable topics, available resources, and needed computer skills; and development of evaluation instruments. The next sections look at evaluation procedures and results, including short descriptions of each in-service session along with participants' ratings of relevancy and quality. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are provided. The appendices, which make up over half of the document, include promotional materials, the evaluation instruments and responses, the report of an external evaluator, a list of media used in the training, and the project proposal. (EJV)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny County Community Coll., Pittsburgh, PA.