ERIC Number: ED352091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
An Infrastructure for Continuous Intake Individualized Education [and] Infrastructure for Learning Management.
At Humber College (HC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Digital Electronics (DE) program utilizes a computerized learning infrastructure called Computer Managed Learning (CML). The program, which has been under development for several years, is flexible enough to build a unique program of studies for each individual student and allows for the continuous, year-round intake of students. The DE program involves a sequence of learning modules, each with a defined goal and a sequence of stated objectives to meet that goal. The CML system is able to test a student's success in reaching each objective and can generate study guide packages with learning activities for each objective. For each objective, students complete open-book homework assignment questions generated by the computer before moving on to the next module. Students must achieve a minimum grade within a set number of tries before a mandatory intervention by the evaluator. Students can access the CML system on campus, or from a home computer using a modem. The CML system provides a comprehensive set of statistics on individual as well as group success, allowing instructors to continually identify and correct weaknesses in the system. Using the concept of "Tree Branching," CML modules can be mixed and matched into various logical sequences to produce new programs of instruction. Attached to the conference paper is a set of five learning modules, each with objectives and learning activities, developed for use in understanding and implementing CML systems and techniques: (1) Infrastructure for Learning Management; (2) Individualized Instruction; (3) Continuous Intake; (4) Computer Managed Learning; and (5) Learning Management Systems. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Humber College ON
Note: Paper presented at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Annual International Conference on Teaching Excellence and Conference of Administrators (14th, Austin, TX, May 24-27, 1992).