ERIC Number: ED344034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Organising Resources in Open Learning.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (ALBSU) Newsletter, n44 Win 1992
A system was developed in the Open Learning Centres to make resources and instructional materials available to adult basic education (ABE) students. The materials were organized so that information could be provided to students to help them make choices among the items. Initially, a color coding system was devised, but it was found that it was not useful. The project sought a system that would enable students to find quickly exactly what was wanted, be easy to understand, offer a realistic choice of resources, give an indication of levels, indicate probable outcomes, be linked to accreditation levels, be capable of being added to or amended by anyone, invite comments from users, and suggest rather than stipulate. As a result, study guides were developed for mathematics and spelling. The guides are displayed on a revolving stand holding instructional materials that suggest items to use. The guides have made it easier for students to be involved in the choice of appropriate resources, and the student can survey all that is available before starting to work. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).