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ERIC Number: ED424384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Customization of Multimedia Instruction Template for Low Literates. Effective Communication on Computer-Lessons for Use with New Reading Disk. Workplace Education. Project ALERT.
Jarvis, Mary I.
The Project ALERT (Adult Literacy Enhanced & Redefined through Training) Workplace Literacy Project consisted of a partnership between Wayne State University, the Detroit Public schools, and several city organizations, unions, and manufacturers in the automobile industry, which formed to meet employees' job-specific basic skills application needs in manufacturing and service operations, through the development of whole language curriculum and training. One of the courses developed during the project was a multimedia course based on "The New Reading Disc." A similar disk was developed for the project, customized for a manufacturing site in Detroit to include terminology, photos, videos, and topics of interest to low-literacy workers. Developing the disk took approximately 150 hours and included the following components: deciding what topics to include; determining terminology; interviewing workers; allocating topics to formats; researching; writing texts; checking texts for readability; finding photos; obtaining permissions to use photos; taking original videotapes; editing videotapes to go with text; scanning pictures into computers; writing scripts; making voice overlays; imputing components into hard drive; and transferring customized portions to site. The product was user friendly and was well received by participants. (KC)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For other "Project ALERT" reports, see CE 077 287-302.