ERIC Number: ED378309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Business Information Processing. Curriculum Guide. Teacher's Guide. Simulations. Revised Edition.
Mahaffey, Darlena; Patton, Jan
This packet contains a curriculum guide, teacher's guide, and simulations for a course in information processing. The curriculum guide contains the essential elements, a suggested scope and sequence, student competencies for the courses, an outline of course content, teacher activities, a list of recommended equipment, a competency checklist, and descriptions of special products for the course. The teacher's guide contains six sections that cover the following course topics: (1) introduction to business information processing; (2) word processing; (3) business communications; (4) information management tools; (5) information processing tools; and (6) closure of business information processing course. Each section contains a competency matrix for domains and basic skills and one or more units each containing a lesson plan, a content outline, teaching suggestions, activities, unit overview and a student competency test with answers. Eight appendixes contain the following: names and addresses for 48 publishers, 129 computer software vendors, 5 microcomputer directories, 14 electronic information services, 90 magazines, periodicals, newsletters, and journals, 5 services and reports, and 24 professional organizations; a course competency checklist; a suggested equipment list; suggestions for articulation; course descriptions; office education essential elements; lesson plan development tips; and suggestions for modifying the course for special needs students. The simulations package provides students with realistic business activities coordinated with the curriculum guide. Planned for use with microcomputers, the simulations are provided for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and telecommunications. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, Citations (References), Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Simulation, Course Content, Educational Resources, High Schools, Information Processing, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Office Occupations Education, Special Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Educational Development and Training Center, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX 75429 (order nos. BO-300-CG, curriculum guide and BO-300-TG, teacher's guide: $35; BO-300-SIM, simulations: $14; call for quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: Texas