ERIC Number: ED424383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Communication on Computer. Improving Reading & Writing Skills Using a Computer. Instructor's Guide. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.
Jarvis, Mary I.; Hale, Yulonda
This course is designed to enhance reading and writing skills. It is tied to an interactive computer program (The New Reading Disc) that provides opportunities for reading, hearing sentences read, and writing letters and memos. Special emphasis is placed on workers' understanding of the importance of their jobs and how they fit into the total process of axle production. The course description lists target audience, general objective, and typical results observed. The next section gives instructors basic information related to providing successful educational programs in a workplace setting, an instructor's lexicon of strategies and principles that can be used in teaching, instructor's role and responsibilities, and course objectives. An explanation of lesson format lists six parts of the template used to design the lessons--understanding/outcome, materials, demonstration, exercise/engagement, workplace application, and evaluation/comments. A sample template and explanation of each part follows. A section on planning and scheduling deals with time requirements, class size, expected outcomes, prerequisites, and suggested timing for each lesson. Lessons are organized into the following categories: identifying parts of computers; job activities and duties; job terminology; workplace changes; editing; letters and memos; manufacturing process; manufacturing gears; sequential order of work-related events; alternative fuels; main idea; problem-solving steps; stating and supporting an opinion; locating details. Also included are reading activities and writing exercises. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, On the Job Training, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40 plus $5 shipping; with disk copy, $300).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other "Project ALERT" reports, see CE 077 287-302.