ERIC Number: ED342883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Curso: Procesamiento de Informacion. Prontuario. Revisado (Information Processing Course Handbook. Revised).
Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, Hato Rey. Area for Vocational and Technical Education.
This handbook is intended for use in teaching the concepts and applications of information processing to secondary and technical institute students preparing to be secretaries, typists, and office clerks. The guide begins with a list of the competencies to be developed, followed by lists of the terminal and enabling objectives for the two phases of the course: theoretical concepts and computer applications. The course outline covers the following topics: (1) in phase one, modern office automation, input, word processing, types of word processors, output, and methods of information dissemination; (2) in phase two, the basics of computer use, file management, function keys, text revision, formatting a document, printing, pagination, and advanced functions. Instructional strategies are described for three phases: exploration, conceptualization, and application. A chart gives the following information for each unit: chapter, topic, page numbers from the reference text, and suggested number of days. The guide also includes grading criteria, suggestions for the instructor, a list of print and audiovisual resources, and a 14-item bibliography in English and Spanish. Appendices include the following: chronology of computer history; information on use of diskettes; procedures for copying, formatting, and using Word Perfect; a table of editing symbols; method for determining achievement of basic skills; forms for recording student achievement, including basic skills, word processing, work habits and attitudes, and written and oral reports; sample lesson plan; and exercises. (SK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, Hato Rey. Area for Vocational and Technical Education.