ERIC Number: ED278867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy: An Instructional Unit.
Ratekin, Ruth; And Others
This instructional unit on computer literacy is intended for use as a 9-week course meeting five days per week for 50-minute class periods. If tied to a 9-week course in keyboarding or combined with additional materials on programming or software applications, it could also be expanded into a semester course. The following topics are covered in the individual chapters: the role of computers in society; ways in which computers affect society (historical development of computers, their effects on quality of life, economic effects of computers, concerns arising from computer use, and rapid technological changes in business); the way in which computers work (system components, binary code, kinds of computers, and differences between hardware and software); procedures for using computers (operation of a computer system, techniques in analyzing and solving a problem through flowcharting, procedures for writing and executing simple programs coded in BASIC, introduction to other languages, and software applications); and career opportunities in areas using computer technology. Each chapter includes some or all of the following: objectives, an outline of the section's general content, teacher and student learning activities, and resources. A list of print and nonprint references concludes the guide. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. School of Business.