ERIC Number: ED201306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Using Computers to Manage PSI Sociology.
Olsen, Henry D.
Computer managed instruction (CMI) is proposed as a solution to the managerial problems created when introductory level courses with large numbers of students are taught using a self-paced, mastery-learning approach, e.g., Keller's Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). This paper discusses the educational premises of CMI, the advantages of CMI for both the instructor and the learner, and the system sequence for introductory sociology courses, including course and student registration; production, administration, and scoring of tests; and reports to instructors on student performance and test responses. Suggested guidelines for adapting an introductory sociology course to CMI address the definition of objectives, building test questions, structuring a balanced test, question construction, writing prescriptions, designing to specifications, and testing the test. (CHC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Personalized System of Instruction