Faculty Advisor

Strong, Diane M.

Abstract

This project investigated computer training opportunities in the Worcester Youth Center, with collaboration of the UMass/Memorial Health Center. In particular, we studied computer training of their high-risk youth population. This study involved planning, designing and teaching computer skills to grade-schoolers in the youth center. We utilized their feedback to propose how future computer training programs in the center could run to maximize their success. The teaching portion of this project proved that achievable assignments, personal and interactive teaching, smaller and redundant steps were extremely effective in teaching a high-risk youth population.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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