Computer competencies for visual communications students at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin

by Getenhardt, Aleta M.

Abstract (Summary)
This research attempts to identify the basic entry-level computer skills required of incoming freshman whom have chosen to study visual communication at southeastern Wisconsin postsecondary schools. Consequently, the results of this study may ultimately be integrated into the visual communications curriculum at Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin. The purpose of the study is to identify visual communications competencies for Nicolet High Schools visual communication program that will meet the needs of high school seniors planning on attending Wisconsin area technical colleges. This review of literature begins with a brief examination of visual communications as a discipline. Next, it presents an overview of postsecondary visual communication programs in Southeastern Wisconsin. It will touch on the transition into visual communication-related careers and the application of basic computer mechanics skills -as well as the skills unique to visual communications. Finally, previous postsecondary competency studies will be examined in conjunction with a review of past postsecondary instructor surveys.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:visual communication computer literacy


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