ERIC Number: ED340350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Using Microcomputers in Training Institutions.
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT, Geneva (Switzerland).
This guide to proposed microcomputer systems and their applications for training institutions in developing countries discusses the development of such systems and recommends hardware and computer software configurations for typical training applications. Arguing that the microcomputer should be used for greater personal and institutional efficiency, the guide provides specific examples of applications, including visual aids; case studies; teaching and lecture notes produced with desktop publishing and graphics software; video imaging systems; expert systems in training; databases of learning materials; programs, and human resources; electronic links (information networks and local area networks) between training institutions in developing countries; and shared databanks. It is recommended that technical assistance be provided for all those who use the system to enable themselves to keep the system in good working order and to use special functions of the system. The appendix contains detailed specifications for microcomputer equipment required for the production of visual aids and desktop-published manuals; examples of materials developed using desktop publishing; and samples of overhead transparencies as used in typical training situations. (12 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Databases, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Expert Systems, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Local Area Networks, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Technical Assistance, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT, Geneva (Switzerland).