ERIC Number: ED265398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Robotics/Automated Systems Technicians.
Doty, Charles R.
Major resources exist that can be used to develop or upgrade programs in community colleges and technical institutes that educate robotics/automated systems technicians. The first category of resources is Economic, Social, and Education Issues. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) report, "Automation and the Workplace," presents analyses of dimensions of technological change, occupational change forecasting, and changes in instructional requirements for technology and manufacturing. "Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace," another OTA report, is an analysis of technical, economic, and social issues concerning programmable automation in manufacturing. The category of Programs, Bibliographies, and Newsletters includes "Resources for Automated Manufacturing Technologies Programs" (Doty, 1985), containing resources on organizations, agencies, electronic databases, newsletters, and exemplary technical programs located throughout the nation; Rodenstein's (1984) profiles of eight high technology cluster programs, "1983 North American Director of Robotics Education and Training Institutions"; and the newsletter, "Open Entries," which provides technical educators with an information system for exchange of competency-based curricula. The third category of Centers, Associations, and Private Firms suggests as sources of materials the Vocational Technical Education Consortium of the States; Center for Occupational Research and Development; National Center for Research in Vocational Education; a national clearinghouse for computing curriculum materials at Iona College; Rhino Robotics, Inc.; and Amatrol, Inc. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 6-10, 1985).