ERIC Number: ED377807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-17
A Computer Literacy Course for College Level Graphics (Commercial) Art Majors.
Myers, Deborah Rose
In this practicum, a curriculum is developed for a course in computer literacy for freshmen students in the department of Visual Communications of a private college in south Florida. The target group is 21 students out of a class enrollment of 50 used to decide the effectiveness of the course. Objectives for these students were that they would: (1) score at least 70 percent on an instructor prepared post-survey for computer literacy, a criterion-referenced instrument to assess students' computer literacy; (2) be able to demonstrate a set of skills as observed by the instructor and checked off on a checklist; (3) be able to use the computer graphics drawing program to create a final project, as observed by the instructor and recorded on an observation check-off list. A fourth objective for the practicum was that four Visual Communication teachers at the site would evaluate the curriculum to determine if it has met specific criteria as stated in the outcome objectives. Objective 1 was not completely met. During the course four students dropped out, and of the remaining 17, 12 (94.1 percent) passed the criterion referenced instrument. The practicum did meet Objectives 2, 3, and 4. Appendixes contain forms, correspondence, and instruments from the project as well as practicum results. (Contains 24 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Practicum, Nova University.