ERIC Number: ED395123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Reality Bytes: Preparing for a New Era in Literacy Instruction.
The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) found an increasing need to provide computer-aided instruction (CAI) as a component of its curriculum, in particular to help staff and volunteers become computer literate. GPLC staff designed and taught two 12-week introductory computer courses for up to 20 (10 each) literacy staff and volunteers. They also demonstrated various educational software written for literacy instruction and discussed ways to incorporate CAI into their literacy programs. The project's goals were met satisfactorily, with the exception of creating CAI implementation models, which participants chose not to do. The summary of participants' evaluations indicated that 83 percent rated the course excellent overall and 17 percent rated it very good. Participants were enthusiastic about using CAI with students; all programs reported they intended to offer CAI as part of their range of services. (Appendixes to the five-page report include the course outline, evaluation form, sample software evaluation checklist, sample CAI decision-making checklist, and CAI implementation model.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, PA.