ERIC Number: ED377305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Outcome Based Teaching Strategies and Evaluation for Computer Instruction in Keyboarding on an Aboriginal Island Reserve.
Twenty-eight adult students and four adolescent students were interested in completing computer instruction in keyboarding in their own environment to gain skills and knowledge that would bring them up to date in the information age. The students who enrolled in the keyboarding course were assessed by timed writings, production applications, and personal interviews for grade-level placement. Production assignments were given to students assessed at the advanced level; modeling of function keys and alphanumeric keys and drills were given to students with no previous computer experience. One-on-one instruction was the most common mode of delivery; peer tutoring was next. Students worked at their own pace, since the textbook provided step-by-step instruction. Advanced students were also given the opportunity to complete complex, abstract, and theoretical assignments to achieve advanced level. The students worked in informal groupings that they chose themselves. Community support was evident both among the students and by the friends and relatives who visited the classroom. Students felt ownership in the course by having the opportunity to use computers beyond class hours and to circulate the instructor's computer to their homes for extra practice. Weekly progress reports were issued. (Contains 10 references and 40 endnotes.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada