ERIC Number: ED023888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Self-Instructional System for Introducing Gregg Shorthand. Final Report, No. 28.
Byrd, F. Ross; Christensen, Barbara A.
The purpose of the study was to explore the extent to which a prototype multi-media self-instructional system comprised of 48 lessons can be used to help grade 11 and 12 students acquire defined levels of Gregg shorthand capabilities. Criteria for measuring student competencies and performance objectives at interim points and at the completion of the system were defined. Prerequisite entry abilities were also defined to provide a basis for selection of a population to test the system. Learning tasks necessary to achieve minimum competencies in the first six lessons of the system have been identified and sequenced. An evaluation matrix to measure student achievement has been developed. A prototype of lessons 1-6 (VT 007 013) is completed and ready for pilot testing starting in October 1968. The instructional system utilizes the following media: (1) a sound film cartridge to be used individually, (2) Gregg Shorthand textbook, Diamond Jubilee Series, (3) student workbook, (4) tape recorder and prepared dictation tapes, and (5) instructor's handbook. (MM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Coordinating Council for Occupational Education, Olympia.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.