ERIC Number: ED342898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Literacy: Staff Training. Final Report.
A computer-literacy staff training program was designed to provide adult basic education (ABE) instructors and staff with basic computer skills. A curriculum using both Apple IIe computers and IBM personal computers was developed and software obtained. Eight instructors and nine administrative staff members of local literacy programs completed 10 hours or more of computer literacy training during the year-long program. After basic skills instruction, the program continued to assist each instructor in developing the skills necessary to evaluate educational software packages for inclusion in their curriculum. Additionally, the program sought to help instructors and staff use class management and reporting software as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to improve efficiency in completion of administrative tasks involved in reporting on programs. Ongoing evaluation of the program showed that it had accomplished its objectives. (An appendix contains the following: a list of the software and equipment used; curriculum outline; software evaluation form and evaluation checklist; glossary; and illustrated instructions for using disks, the keyboard, and the disk drives.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.