ERIC Number: ED347300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Hidden Technology: Dictation Systems.
Barton, Kathy; And Others
This booklet provides business and office teachers with background information, supporting materials, recruiting techniques, and a suggested unit plan that integrates the concepts related to dictation systems into information processing curricula. An "Introduction" (Donna Everett) discusses the need for dictation skills. "Need for Dictation Systems" (Sue Ann Miller) also discusses the need for dictation systems skills, as well as popular types of dictation equipment, and uses of these systems. "Skills Needed in Dictation Systems" (Kathy Barton) focuses on the skills needed by dictators and transcribers. Three foundation skills (basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities) and technical skills are considered. "Types of Dictation Systems" (Sylvia Wood) describes two major categories: manual and machine. Two types of machine systems are discussed: electric/analog and electronic/digital. "Methods for Teaching Dictation Systems" (Linda Coleman) focuses on three methodologies: general, machine, and manual. "Recruiting Techniques for Dictation Systems" (Rhonda Henslee) sets forth these steps: setting goals, planning creative activities, targeting the right audience, enlisting various types of media, and marketing the benefits. "A Unit Plan for Dictation Systems" (Yeong Chang) consists of an overview, student and teacher performance objectives, topic outline, student learning activities, and resource materials. Appendixes include 28 references and a 21-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Skills, Communications, Curriculum Development, Dictation, Higher Education, Information Processing, Information Technology, Learning Activities, Office Automation, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Secondary Education, Secretaries, Student Recruitment, Units of Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
Note: Prepared by students in a Graduate Course: Seminar in Dictation Systems, Texas Tech University.