ERIC Number: ED253206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-12
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Individualized Learning Lab (1).
Yarborough, Thelma B.
The Learning Laboratory component of the Department of Educational Program Support at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside was evaluated during the academic year 1983-1984 to monitor laboratory and material usage, determine from what areas students were referred, and identify their reasons for laboratory use. The laboratory was part of a support program for diagnosing students' problems and developing or remediating their skills in English, writing, math, reading, and study skills. Using the laboratory log and a learning laboratory participation report completed by 357 students, it was determined that out of 1,785 laboratory uses recorded, the majority of students (82%) were sent from freshman writing classes. English grammar and usage skills resources were the most used (77%). Materials were also rated by students on appeal, pace, learning value, clarity, and importance of learning. The results suggest that students are generally pleased with the laboratory facilities and resources, but that, although the laboratory was publicized, few students above the freshman level made use of it. This report includes the Learning Lab Participation Report form completed by students. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin Parkside