ERIC Number: ED061728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-17
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Three New Teaching Techniques in an Introductory Computer Course.
Dunn, Walter L.
Three new teaching techniques, using established principles of learning, were combined to teach an introductory digital computer course to college students. The techniques were: 1) programed instruction; 2) Fields-type teaching tests, "a discrimination method to teach concepts by modifying the examination procedure to emphasize similarities rather than differences," and 3) the proctorial system of instruction (PSI), or self-paced instruction. At the completion of the course, 86 percent of the students said they preferred this system to conventional lecture. Advantages of this method are that students appear to learn more, use of proctors is less expensive than use of instructors, and materials can be developed by the teacher while he is teachin the course. (JK)
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Identifiers: Fields Type Teaching Tests; Keller Plan
Note: Paper presented at the ACADEMOS program at the Annual Conference, ASEE (United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, June 22, 1971)