ERIC Number: ED372231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Do-It-Yourself Printing: An Introduction to Electronic Publishing. Curriculum and Resource Guide.
Foster, W. Tad
This guide contains a proposed curriculum for an introductory secondary and postsecondary course in electronic publishing. The course is designed to allow students to develop technical competence and knowledge in a real-life, practical environment that fosters the development of problem-solving, decision-making, and creativity. The teacher functions primarily as a facilitator of learning and a resource person. The guide is divided into three parts. The first part consists of a brief discussion of how and why the curriculum was developed. It covers student evaluation, preparing to use the curriculum, and laboratory configuration. The second part is a curriculum guide that describes in detail the content and suggested instructional activities to introduce students to electronic publishing. It includes a course description, course content outline, list of intended learning outcomes, and activity plans including objectives and daily lesson outlines. The 12 activity topics are as follows: assemble and maintain computer system, making art, design and produce a business card, letterhead and envelope, introduction to word processing, brochures, two problem-solving activities, newsletters, electronic publishing with word processing software, newspaper advertisements, and career exploration. The third part is a resource guide that lists 32 books, 14 journals and magazines, 12 professional and trade organizations, computer hardware, and software. (YLB)
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Publishing, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Postsecondary Education, Printing, Publishing Industry, Secondary Education, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain.