ERIC Number: ED053536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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What Are We Learning About Learning Centers?
This is a collection of speeches, reports, and discussions from a symposium at Oklahoma Christian College in March, 1971, which concerned the use of learning centers, particularly at the college level. Participants agreed that learning centers are an efficient way of giving large numbers of students personalized instruction and allowing them to proceed at their own pace. Other reports discuss specific aspects of learning centers. Possible ways of evaluating the effect of a learning center, using standardized tests and other measurements, are suggested. Factors to be considered in designing a center, including flexibility and economy, are discussed. Other topics are equipping the center with hardware and software. Although software materials are not yet extensive, sources for obtaining them are indicated. Concerning the cost of this type of instruction, one college's experience showed that simply adding a learning center to traditional instruction did increase costs. But if traditional (and perhaps ineffective) instruction is altered, learning centers can take on a role which lowers cost of instruction. Reports of the operation of nine learning centers supplement the discussion. (JK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Building Design, College Buildings, College Instruction, Conference Reports, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Television, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Laboratories, Learning Resources Centers, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Teaching Methods
Eagle Media, Inc., Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111 ($2.00)
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Sponsor: ESSO Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Christian Coll., Oklahoma City.