ERIC Number: ED337651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an In-Plant Microcomputer Literacy Lab.
Gacka, Richard C.
General Electric Company (GE) of Erie, Pennsylvania, hosts onsite literacy classes in conjunction with the Northwest Tri-County Unit. The development of the inplant microcomputer literacy lab expands the offerings available to the participating adult basic education and General Educational Development program students by supplying software and instruction in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Microsoft Works, the software chosen for the project, combines all three of the desired components and interfaces well in the IBM microcomputer lab provided by GE. Forty-seven lesson plans were developed addressing all three facets of the Microsoft Works program. Only the word processing portion of the program was presented to a limited number of students. An evaluation form to determine the resource needs of the students was also developed. (The 47 lesson plans and teacher and student evaluation forms are appended. The plans include 12 for using the word processor, 20 for using the spreadsheet, and 15 for using the database. Each lesson plan consists of objectives, a list of student activities, and suggestions for evaluation.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, High School Equivalency Programs, Inplant Programs, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Material Development, Microcomputers, Program Implementation, Spreadsheets, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, PA.