ERIC Number: ED276416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-6
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy for Teachers: An Instructional Design Consisting of the Knowledge, Process, and Attitudinal Domains.
Stuckman, Ralph E.; Knapke, Thomas A.
A professor instituted an instructional design project with a graduate class during the fall quarter of 1985 to help teachers become more aware of the potential of computers in the curriculum areas. In order to effectively use the computer with school-age children, teachers need success with the three basic components of knowledge, process, and attitude, and aspects of all three are included in the design. The design allows for a limit of 25 teachers to participate in 3-hour sessions in a microcomputer laboratory during an 11-week quarter, and individualized materials allow them to progress from simple to complex ideas. In addition, each participant develops a diary in which to summarize and react to significant learning events. Pre-assessment of the 23 study participants indicated that they generally had no comfort level using computers and only a very moderate knowledge level of computer usage. Post-assessment results indicated that all participants gained some degree of comfort and that knowledge levels rose in two out of three categories. Participants noted in their diaries a willingness to use the computer in their own classrooms. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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