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ERIC Number: ED303139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
A Model Computer Literacy Course.
Orndorff, Joseph
Designed to address the varied computer skill levels of college students, this proposed computer literacy course would be modular in format, with modules tailored to address various levels of expertise and permit individualized instruction. An introductory module would present both the history and future of computers and computing, followed by an overview of computer hardware, software, and basic concepts and phrases. Students would then be introduced to basic MS-DOS commands, and a closing module would raise issues related to the ethics of computer use, privacy, and the social impact of computers. Other basic modules would introduce students to text processing, spreadsheet and database management, programming languages, and further information on MS-DOS or other operating systems. Advanced modules would be developed as needed. Instruction would be delivered in a variety of ways, including lecture, instructional videotapes, interactive disks, use of a projector tied to a PC, or completely individualized work combined with recitation classes. In order to facilitate the development of such a program, a structure within the institution should be established which includes an advisory committee to plan and implement the program, and a core of faculty, staff and students with computer expertise to develop the program. (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A