ERIC Number: ED327166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Development of a Computer Program To Improve Sixth Graders Use of a Local Area Network.
Castoldi, Shirley S.
This practicum was developed in response to a concern that a week-long orientation program did not eliminate the difficulties experienced by sixth graders in signing onto and using the school's Local Area Network (LAN). Class printouts demonstrated a noticeable discrepancy between the number of skills students were supposed to complete and the actual number completed. To remedy this situation, a computer program was developed to introduce practicum participants to networking; to explain the signing on process in a clear concise way; and to demonstrate the proper use of the computer control keys needed to successfully use the networking software. Results showed marked improvement in the use of the LAN by practicum participants. This tutorial is now recognized as an integral part in the implementation of the school's networking program. Appendices include a pre/post test, charts of student progress made, a glossary, an annotated bibliography of 10 items, and a computer printout of the program comlement. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Practicum Report, Nova University. Some lines of code in program are illegible.