ERIC Number: ED172602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Experiments With Audio-Tutorial Learning Systems at I.U.B.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Teaching Resources Center.
An audio-tutorial approach that has been implemented at Indiana University in Bloomington focuses on student learning rather than the mechanism of teaching. The basic component of an audio-tutorial course is a taped presentation that acts as a tutor, guiding the students through a sequence of readings, filmstrips, diagrams, tables, and other media. The tape is not simply a recorded lecture; the students are frequently directed by the tape to stop and analyze materials, plot data, examine a filmstrip, apply principles, and discuss conclusions. An instructor is always present when the tapes are being used. Use of the audio-tutorial laboratory in zoology, microbiology, and geography classes is discussed. The most important advantage of the approach is that it allows procedures for specific techniques to be given to students on an essentially individualized basis when the student is ready for them. In the microbiology course, the audio-tutorial approach also became an integral part of the evaluation process. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Geography, Higher Education, Independent Study, Individualized Programs, Instructional Innovation, Learning Laboratories, Microbiology, Science Laboratories, Zoology
Indiana University, Teaching Resources Center, Bloomington, IN 47401
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Teaching Resources Center.
Identifiers: Indiana University Bloomington
Note: Printed in "Teaching and Learning at Indiana University: An Occasional Newsletter," Vol. 1, No. 4, November 1974