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ERIC Number: ED015098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 11
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THE USE OF THE COMPUTER FOR TESTING, PROGRAMMING AND INSTRUCTION.
WILLIAMS, GILBERT
THE READING CENTER AT SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE RELATED COMPUTER USES TO FOUR ASPECTS OF ITS READING PROGRAM--DIAGNOSIS, INSTRUCTION, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH. A SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR THE TOTAL PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH THE PRACTICAL CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FOUR ASPECTS. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE VALLEY COLLEGE PROGRAM IN ITS SYSTEMS APPROACH--(1) TO ASSURE SEQUENCE AND CONTINUITY IN THE READING PROGRAM WHILE PROVIDING CURRENT DATA ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, (2) TO CONTROL AND FOLLOW STUDENT PROGRESS, (3) TO KEEP THE TEACHER INFORMED ABOUT INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS, (4) TO PROVIDE A MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PROGRAMING STUDENTS INTO MATERIALS AND MEDIA, (5) TO ASSURE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PROGRESSION WITH THE SKILLS HE NEEDS TO WORK ON IN SEQUENCE, AND (6) TO HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF BRANCHING, SINCE THE TEST DATA CAN INDICATE ADDITIONAL SKILLS MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH STORAGE IN THE MEMORY BANKS OF THE COMPUTER. SOME SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF THE USE OF THE COMPUTER ARE REPORTED. A COMPARISON OF COMPUTER FUNCTIONS AND LEARNING FUNCTIONS IS MADE. NINE REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE (ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 1-3, 1966). (RH)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; San Bernardino Valley College CA