ERIC Number: ED340855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Business Education Lab and Local Area Networking for Curriculum Improvement.
Seals, Georgina; And Others
This guide explains how to incorporate a local area network (LAN) into the business education curriculum. The first section defines LAN, a communications system that links computers and other peripherals within an office or throughout nearby buildings and shares multiuser software and send and/or receive information. Curriculum planning considerations are discussed, followed by a discussion of four levels where networking is used in the curriculum: individual classes, electronic processes to network classes, networked systems incorporated in other classes and/or other schools, and curriculum support of school administration needs. The introductory course outline consists of two sections: (1) Introduction to Electronic Communications--basic communication skills, communication modes, and applied communications; and (2) LAN Software Functions--electronic mail, electronic filing, electronic calendars/scheduling, and electronic conferencing. Student application exercises are described next. They cover the following topics: (1) Electronic Mail--messages, memoranda/business notes, and document suggestions; (2) Electronic Filing, (3) Electronic Calendaring, and (4) Electronic Conferencing. Five appendixes are included: selected list of 78 publications; list of 103 simulations by publishers; 9 computer activities (banking and finance); Sports Spectrum electronic files; and proposed software using Sports Spectrum flow-of-work simulation. (NLA)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Electronic Mail, High Schools, Information Networks, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Laboratories, Local Area Networks, School Administration, Secondary Education, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon