ERIC Number: ED311277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Data Processing. Bulletin No. 1771.
Nicholls State Univ., Thibodaux, LA.
This curriculum guide was developed to help teachers (especially in Louisiana) prepare students to obtain entry-level employment in data processing or a related career. The guide provides a rationale and course description for a two-part course to be taught in grades 11-12. The guide contains 11 units. Early units introduce students to fundamental data processing concepts, equipment operations and data entry, programming, software applications, computer systems, and data processing-related careers. Programming problems and software applications are business oriented. Additional units for a second-semester course include advanced data processing fundamentals, proficiency in data entry operations, advanced programming, and advanced software applications, as well as a unit on the impact of computers on society. Each complete unit of instruction contains competencies, objectives and goals, mastery criteria, methodology, content outline, activities, sample tests with answer keys, ideas for bulletin boards, and lists of equipment, supplies, and supplementary materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Choice, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Software, Computers, Course Content, Data Processing, Educational Resources, Entry Workers, Equipment, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Occupational Information, Programing, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Test Items, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nicholls State Univ., Thibodaux, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana