ERIC Number: ED352523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Applied Workplace Literacy for the Facilities Maintenance Industry. Performance Report and Third Party Evaluation Report.
Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.
A project was conducted to determine if interactive video programs could produce positive results in literacy programs. During the project, staff from a technical college developed a task analysis, curriculum, and evaluation measures for the training of facilities maintenance workers in mathematical concepts. From this activity, an instructional design, workbook activities, and a videodisc were developed. Thirty physical plant employees volunteered for training and participated based on their level as determined by assessment. Each participant worked individually on a prescribed lesson plan for 6 hours per week, completed videodisc units, and used workbook exercises. The project was able to increase the skills of all participants, with those who scored lowest on the preliminary evaluation making the largest gains. There were no significant differences in results based on age or gender. The results of the project indicated that videodisc technology is an effective and convenient method of delivering instruction. A third-party evaluation concurred with the project staff evaluation. Project results were disseminated at conferences and demonstrations to companies interested in workplace literacy. (The report contains many tables and graphs, seven references, and the external evaluation report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Facilities, Instructional Design, Instructional Material Evaluation, Interactive Video, Learning Modules, Maintenance, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Programed Instruction, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.