ERIC Number: ED402488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Advancing Basic Skills through the Use of Online Services. 1995-1996 Special 353 Project.
Lehigh Carbon Community Coll., Allentown, PA.
This curriculum and instructor's guide were developed for adult literacy students to advance their literacy skills and prepare for the General Education Diploma exam using the information on the Internet via an online service. The report of the project that developed the curriculum describes the following project activities: computer technology and terminology were introduced through a lecture and hands-on exposure; the Windows environment was presented through the Windows tutorial and lecture; America Online was introduced via the use of a data panel, lecture, and hands-on learning; students used a DOS-based typing tutor to learn proper keyboarding skills; Microsoft Word was used to teach students basic word-processing skills and to prepare final reports; and students developed a 2-week travel itinerary by accessing America Online information for the reports and to send and receive electronic mail. Student responses, reports, and e-mail correspondences indicated students had gained sufficient computer and comprehension skills while using America Online and the other computer programs. The instructor's guide contains attachments intended to be used to facilitate curriculum use. The basic computer operation and information section provides a very general introduction. The America Online attachment is a brief summary of some information it presents. The student project on England is a detailed presentation of how the imaginary 2-week trip was planned. Student evaluations are also attached. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Carbon Community Coll., Allentown, PA.