Accession Number : ADA132353

Title :   Development of the Computer Systems Management Instructional Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Mills,Kenneth J ; Richards,Jesse M ; Tilley,Glen F

PDF Url : ADA132353

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 296

Abstract : The ability to converse effectively with technicians has been recognized as a critical skill for managers of data processing activities. This need has been addressed by the Association for Computing Machinery in their recommended curricula for the education of Information Systems specialists. Members of the Association have also described the functions of a graduate of those curricula to be that of a boundary spanner and a change agent. Other authors have identified that these skills need to be gained in practical environments, and that the manager needs to know at least a minimum of the technical language in order to select good technicians for his staff, and to communicate with that staff effectively. At the Naval Post-graduate School a course of instruction in technical aspects of the computer was designed into a newly constructed microcomputer laboratory. This thesis is the report of the evolution of that laboratory and course of instruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Laboratories, *Supervisors, *Computers, *Vocabulary, Computer aided instruction, Management, Skills, Information systems, Voice communications, Computer personnel, Technicians, Specialists, Microcomputers, Systems management, Instructional materials, Man computer interface, Naval shore facilities, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE