ERIC Number: ED297147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Guidelines for the Development of a Microcomputer Curriculum.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services.
This document is designed to provide assistance to people in school districts who are responsible for making decisions regarding the purchase and use of microcomputers in business and office education programs. A section on planning considerations outlines considerations that need to be addressed, available resources, and maximizing the use of hardware and software. The following topics are considered in the section on teacher training considerations: necessary computer knowledge, where instructors can receive training, training that teacher training institutions and local districts should provide, and instructor responsibility for keeping current. The next section outlines these curriculum considerations: what students can learn to use, competencies students need, content that should be replaced by these competencies, and steps to ensure that the curriculum is not duplicated. The last two sections highlight hardware considerations (hardware selection, networks, computers in a lab setting, ergonomics, security, and maintenance) and software considerations (primary software applications, software selection, and copyright laws). A listing of 109 current references is also provided. Appendixes include sample forms, such as a planning packet for new vocational programs and hardware and software evaluation forms. A listing of suggested periodicals is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services.