ERIC Number: ED237976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-8
Reference Count: 0
How to Create One-on-One Feedback System for Students and, at Same Time, Organize Notes for Books, Lectures with Interactive "Electronic Index Card" Software.
Nager, Norman R.
Intended for use by public relations instructors, this paper examines computer assisted feedback systems for student homework and subjective examination questions. Specifically, it explores commercially available computer software and hardware programs that permit instructors to interact with student ideas and with their own past entries in an electronic index card system. As described in the paper, the electronic index card system is beneficial to students not only because it provides them with in-depth, individualized reinforcement and critiques, but also because it allows their instructors to provide them with models and methods for adapting data management systems to their public relations careers. The paper discusses several software programs, stressing the strong points of two leading examples. It then outlines basic procedures for (1) developing electronic index cards with multiple cross references, (2) retrieving information in useable form for student feedback, (3) creating different versions that take into account student and situational differences, and (4) sharing notes from past students without deception or the appearance of "canned" feedback. Examples of electronic feedback exchanges are appended. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Index Card System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (69th, Corvallis, OR, August 6-9, 1983).