ERIC Number: ED021669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
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Individualized Learning through Computerized Modular Scheduling, Second Report of Scheduling Project at Virgin Valley High School, Mesquite, Nevada.
Allan, Blaine W.
In 1963 Stanford University selected Virgin Valley High School in southern Nevada as one of four pilot schools to use computerized modular scheduling. Schedules for 165 students and assignments for 14 teachers were developed at the Stanford University Computer Computation Center using 30-minute modules with a total of 80 modules per week. After one year of operation, it was found that greater opportunity existed for individualized instruction, curriculum offerings were increased, release time for teacher preparation resulted, and student and teacher attitudes toward learning improved. Reactions and responses from students and teachers concerning the use of flexible scheduling are quoted in the document. A related document is RC 001 137. (JH)
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum Enrichment, Flexible Scheduling, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Independent Study, Individual Instruction, Laboratory Training, Large Group Instruction, Released Time, Secondary Schools, Small Group Instruction, Small Schools, Student Reaction, Teacher Attitudes, Time Blocks
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Western States Small Schools Project, Carson City.