ERIC Number: ED369930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Workplace Literacy System Project (WLS). Phase II. Final Performance Report.
Poulton, Bruce R.
As described in this performance report, the Workplace Literacy System (WLS) project was a national demonstration program in which North Carolina State University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and Sara Lee Knit Products Company (SLKP) participated as partners. During the project's second phase, a nine-module curriculum on the history of the textile industry, the textile process, and cloth utilization was developed and converted to 50 hours of CD-ROM disks courseware (copyrighted as TEXTdisc Version 2.0). Each module gives adult workers practice in establishing reading goals, learning vocabulary, working with graphs, finding main ideas, organizing and scanning for information, making inferences, summarizing, taking tests, and answering comprehension questions. According to the third-party evaluation included in this report, enrollment in the program at SLKP was higher than anticipated, and students, plant supervisors/management, and teachers/instructors who used the package were all very pleased with it. The document also includes the TEXTdisc curriculum and accompanying documentation. Among the curriculum materials included is a four-section guide to using the TEXTdisc program that contains sections on the instructional focus of TEXTdisc, setup and use of its hardware and software, and additional information about the instructional management features of TEXTdisc 4.1. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Content Area Reading, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Optical Data Disks, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Systems Approach, 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: Forsyth Technical Community Coll., Winston-Salem, NC.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.