ERIC Number: ED278366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Applied Microcomputer Technology in Education. Teacher/Aide Training Series in Computer Programming. Inservice Manual.
Goodman, Frank M.
Originally developed to serve the needs of bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) instructors in the Compton Unified School District in California, this replication manual provides content, organization, and lesson plans for a 14-day, 41-hour course to train teachers in the fundamentals of computer operation and structure, elementary BASIC programming and command structures, and use of a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) authoring system. The context and examples used throughout the lessons are oriented to bilingual education subject matter, but the principles and skills presented generalize to all subject areas. The manual first provides information on determining the appropriateness of the program to any replication site or target population and discusses the various issues involved. This is followed by step-by-step guidelines for implementation, which include a list of instructional materials used in the courses and an outline of workshop schedules. Plans are then provided for the 20 lessons that cover the three workshop segments: (1) system introduction; (2) authoring systems; and (3) advanced authoring techniques. Appendices contain worksheet handouts; a software evaluation guide; a description of the JOURNAL1 database system; workshop evaluation forms; reference materials; a short glossary of computer terms; two two-page bibliographies listing references on CAI in general and CAI for ESL and bilingual education; and a certificate for completion of training. (DJR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Database Management Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Programing, Reference Materials, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Compton City Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California