ERIC Number: ED424392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the Workplace. Instructor's Guide (Revised Edition for Publication). Workplace Education. Project ALERT.
Ruetz, Nancy; Kendrick, Julie
This course focuses on terms, operations, and functions of computers. It is linked to mobile technology in the trucking industry. Applications include word processing, spread sheets, data bases, and other software packages. 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: keeping track of learning; daily computer learning sheet; turning a computer on and off; introduction to the mouse; opening and closing icons; building mouse skills; identifying hardware; identifying critical keys; identifying, defining, and operating Windows elements; computer vocabulary; file manager; formatting a disk; typing a document; opening and closing files; saving a document; editing on a disk; spelling improvement; using spell check, and purchasing a computer. The document also contains the following: seven supplemental lessons; answer key; facility, materials, and equipment list; pretest; and posttest. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, On the Job Training, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40 plus $5 shipping).
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.