Identified Needs and Need Types- with associated instructional goal (Table 2)

(all of the following were expressed needs based on collected data and mandated standards.)

Need/ Associated Instructional Goal

Type of Need

 

Priority of Goal

Need to demonstrate an understanding of how computers function

Training - Tools

   

Students will be able to demonstrate through hands on application an understanding of how a computer functions

   

Critical - 100

Need to be able to effectively use a variety of software packages

Training - Tools

   

Students will be able to effectively use a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office, Internet browser, email client, and Blackboard interface.

   

Critical- 100

Need to be able to evaluate and troubleshoot computer systems at a basic level

Training - Tools

   

Students will learn basic computer literacy skills by hands on exposure to hardware.

   

Critical-100

Need to develop internet literacy

Training

   

Students will complete internet based assignments using web browsers, search engines and web based submission forms.

   

High - 75

Need to be able to operate related peripheral devices

Training - Tools

   

Students will be able to operate computer related peripheral devices

   

High - 75

Need to be able to manipulate and publish data

Training

   

Student will learn to use Office and Blackboard to manipulate and publish data.

   

High - 75

Need to be able to apply appropriate instructional principles in regard to computers in education

Training

   

a. Students will apply best practices for instructional uses of computers in education by creating appropriate unit lesson plans.

b. Students will create a web based learning environment and enroll in each others creations.

   

High- 75

Need to be able to design learner centered activities using the computer

Training

   

a. Students will design effective learner centered lesson plan that uses the computer.

b. Students will explore a variety of learner centered activity examples that use the computer.

c. Students will describe and establish a rationale for a best practice for using computers in a learning environment.

   

High- 75

Need to develop presentation skills

Training

   

a. Students will create and deliver a presentation using multimedia enabled software.

b. Students will learn to create a Powerpoint presentation.

   

High- 65

Need to be able to apply computers in problem solving

Training

   

a. Students will use computer technologies to research, analyze and propose solutions to an instructional problem.

b. Students will work collaboratively to create a pedagogically sound web resource.

   

High- 65

Need to be able to communicate coherently in regard to computers

Training

   

Students will learn proper computer related terminology and vocabulary for communications purposes

   

Medium -50

Need to develop word processing skills

Training

   

Students will complete assignments using Microsoft Office or Blackboard submissions.

   

Medium - 50

Need to understand ethical and legal issues related to computers in a learning environment

Training

   

Students will discuss and reflect on issues regarding ethical and legal issues pertaining to computers in education.

   

Medium- 50

Need to be able to identify and access computer related resources

Training

   

a. Students will compile a resource page from the internet and publish it.

b. Students will report on a recent journal article related to computers in education.

   

Medium- 50

Need to be cognizant of alternative uses for computers in education

Training

   

a. Students will demonstrate knowledge of alternative means to accommodate ADA requirements related to computers in education.

b. Students will explore a variety of alternative technologies for distance learning- satellite feeds, telecommunications, video conferencing, chat, and virtual reality.

   

Medium- 50

Need to be able to assess and evaluate computer related lessons

Training

   

Students will review and critique a variety of computer related instructional tools.

   

Low - 25