ERIC Number: ED300678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May-4
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Education, General Programs. Courseware Evaluation for Vocational and Technical Education.
Turner, Gordon; And Others
This courseware evaluation rates a set of 25 industrial education general software programs developed by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. (These programs--not contained in this document--include measurement drill, fraction drill, loan and interest cost analysis, assault vehicle speeds, sun's rays, Ohm's law, concrete calculations, roof framing, and board feet.) Part A describes the programs in terms of subject area (electricity, transportation, energy) and hardware requirements (Apple II), indicates their suitability for use as drill or tutorial in grades 9-12, and gives a time estimate (1-15 minutes). 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. These programs received somewhat ratings for subject matter, technical presentation, student and program interaction, and work behaviors and a no rating for documentation. Reviewers noted that, although inexpensive, the programs needed documentation and their content may be of low interest. The courseware was recommended with reservations. (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.