ERIC Number: ED355372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Commercial Drivers License Workplace Literacy Project. Computer Training.
Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau, Minneapolis.; Northeast Metro Technical Coll., Minneapolis.
These course outlines and instructor's guides were developed for a workplace literacy project conducted cooperatively through the Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau and Northeast Metro Technical College. They are part of the job-specific curriculum for commercial truck drivers developed during the project. The beginning computer course introduces IBM computers and familiarizes students with the Disk Operating System (DOS), then presents an overview of computer applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and database management. The second computer course is designed to continue computer exploration in greater depth; it is meant to familiarize students with the top 20 DOS commands. The word processing course is a three-session workshop that teaches students to use the PC-TYPE program. Another three-session course teaches the use of PC-CALC electronic spreadsheets. The last course, calculator math, is correlated with a required textbook ("Math Skills that Work"). Topics covered the following: decimals, fractions, percentages, interest rates, estimating, English and metric measurements, and analyzing data using charts and graphs. Each course guide contains some or all of the following: performance objectives, text references, suggested handouts, length of time, topic outline with tips and hints, pre/posttests, and worksheets. Course evaluation forms also are included in each packet. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Calculators, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Database Management Systems, Educational Resources, Learning Modules, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, On the Job Training, Skill Development, Spreadsheets, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Word Processing, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau, Minneapolis.; Northeast Metro Technical Coll., Minneapolis.