ERIC Number: ED369953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
This module provides information on development and use of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) software program that seeks to link literacy skills education, safety training, and human-centered design. Section 1 discusses the development of the software program that helps workers understand the MSDSs that accompany the chemicals with which they work, thereby enabling them to work more safely. It describes the iterative design approach and provides the following: consent statement for participation in the experiment, pretest/posttest with accompanying MSDS packet, evaluation sheet for users of the MSDS software, and user survey. Section 2 provides information on two software programs: (1) STUBBY, a program that creates four levels of exercises for employees to learn about their pay stub while improving their basic skills, and (2) Workplace Vocabulary Builder, a program that helps employees learn workplace specific vocabulary. A STUBBY pretest/posttest is included. Section 3 on interactive knowledge provides information on TEXTdisc, a CD-ROM disc containing multimedia workplace literacy courseware that is designed to help textile employees improve their reading and math skills, and companion videotape that provides an introduction to TEXTdisc and is designed to motivate employees to complete the program. This section contains an instructional outline of the video introduction and reading and math components and sample TEXTdisc crossword puzzles. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Employer Employee Relationship, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Multimedia Instruction, Reading Skills, Safety Education, Videotape Recordings, Vocabulary Development, 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: WestPoint-Stevens, Inc., Clemson, SC.; Clemson Univ., SC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 361 516 and CE 066 419-424. Contains some broken, dot-matrix print.