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ERIC Number: ED307387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-5
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
FFA Computer Applications Contest.
Whaley, David C.; Jaeggli, Nathaniel
During the 1987 Agricultural Field Day at California Polytechnic Institute in Pomona, an experimental computer applications contest was offered to Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters in California. The contest consisted of two classes of competition: a demonstration or presentation of a computer topic and a written test on general agricultural computer knowledge. Following the competition, the contest was evaluated through a mailed questionnaire to the contestants and their advisors. The contest was revised, and the revised format was offered at the 1988 Agricultural Field Day as a trial state finals contest. This revised contest offered students three classes of competition: a written test on general computer knowledge, a computer application of an agriculture-based problem, and an oral presentation on a computer topic. Test questions were drawn from the text, Understanding Microcomputers. The following three-year schedule for the type of computer application tested was identified: 1988--spreadsheet application, 1989--word processing application, and 1990--database management application. A three-year schedule of topics was also identified for the oral presentation: 1988--innovative use of computer programs in agriculture, 1989--computer and its applicability to the supervised occupational experience program, and 1990--computer graphics in agriculture. In 1987, 11 competitors participated; in 1988, 27 Future Farmers competed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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