ERIC Number: ED300676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprint Reading. Courseware Evaluation for Vocational and Technical Education.
Turner, Gordon; And Others
This courseware evaluation rates the Blueprint Reading program developed by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. (The program--not contained in this document--is self-paced and contains review questions to supplement instruction in blueprint reading and mechanical drawing.) Part A describes the program in terms of subject area (fractions, decimals, orthographic projection) and hardware requirements (Apple II), indicates its suitability for use as drill or tutorial for grades 9-12, and gives a time estimate (30 minutes to 1 hour). Availability information includes cost ($1.00 plus disk) and contact address. Part B contains the evaluation criteria in eight categories; reviewer ratings appear as yes, somewhat, no, and not applicable, with explanatory comments. Part C summarizes the evaluation. This program received yes ratings for subject matter, technical presentation, student and program interaction, and documentation; somewhat for work behaviors; and no for student evaluation. A strength is clear presentation of spatial relationships; noted weaknesses were that more than one answer is possible and it is not a stand-alone program. Overall, the program is highly recommended. (SK)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For the basic evaluation form, see ED 244 058.