Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Thomas Ryan

Second Advisor

Dr. Edgar Kelley

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The objective of this internship was to develop instructional development skills with microcomputers. The Office of Instructional Development at Western Michigan University agreed to provide the following opportunities: teach inservice Project EXCITE (EXpanding with Computers and Information TEchnology) Computer Literacy workshops; develop new course materials for the Continuing Literacy workshops; develop new course materials for the Continuing Education Computer Literacy workshops; develop a computerized bulletin board, and an interactive (video and microcomputer) training program demo.

The intern worked as a teaching assistant during a fifth; developed new course materials for computer literacy workshops; reviewed computer bulletin boards that operate on an Apple IIe microcomputer system and set-up one of the, for the Office of Instructional Development; helped to design, develop and produce a short inner0active video training program to be used as a model for future projects; and acquired expertise on the design, operation and maintenance of a microcomputer learning center.