ERIC Number: ED028281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Program Studying Use of Electronic Equipment in the Stenography Classroom.
Van Derveer, Elizabeth T.
Students in stenography classes show marked differences in learning, and a teacher of stenography must devote the majority of class time to dictation which may render him unable to provide the individual instruction needed to meet the individual needs of his students. The major purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which electronic equipment can assist in the instruction of stenography, and to discover the problem arising from the use of such equipment on the part of the teacher and the student. Objectives were: (1) to provide an opportunity for teachers to become familiar with the use of electronic equipment, (2) to determine teacher reaction, student reaction, and desirable facilities, (3) to determine what variations in teaching method and techniques evolve, (4) to determine the extent to which electronic equipment may be employed to provide individual instruction, and (5) to suggest possible research in the use of electronic equipment in the stenography classroom. Over 200 shorthand teachers and department chairmen from approximately 175 schools had personal opportunity to consider the use of multi-channel equipment in stenography classroom, plus hands-on experience with the equipment. Findings for the objectives and some results of follow-up surveys are given. (MM)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electromechanical Aids, Individual Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Pilot Projects, Programed Instructional Materials, Research Needs, Shorthand
Division of Vocational Education, State Department of Education, Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Dept. of Business Education.; Rider Coll., Trenton, NJ. Dept. of Business Education.; Trenton State Coll., NJ. Dept. of Business Education.