ERIC Number: ED197982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
The ELEXTEC Project. Final Report.
Chapman, George L.
The ELEXTEC project was initiated to provide better technical education to students enrolled in electronics technology. It was designed to convert a set of materials developed by the U.S. Air Force for teaching electronic principles in a form which could be utilized by civilian technical education institutions. Fourteen colleges participated in the project. The following five courses were developed with a total of 43 modules: Electronic Circuits; DC Circuits; AC Circuits; Active Devices; and Pulse and Switching Circuits. From 20% to 50% of the new printed material for these courses was originated by the project authors. The ELEXTEC staff functionally duplicated the Air Force laboratory training aids. In-house production of the aids was possible. An electronics workshop was used to develop the laboratory aids. The project was evaluated in two principal ways: (1) A report compared student performances in conventional learning situations and the ELEXTEC method; and (2) A private consulting firm was contracted to evaluate the instructors, students, and educational materials. This project showed the cost effectiveness of purchasing Air Force or other governmental materials to be converted for use in technical education institutions. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.
Note: Contains occasional light and broken type in Appendices.