ERIC Number: ED049620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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A Computer-Based Instructional Management System: The Conwell Approach.
Connolly, John A.
A prototype computer-based instructional management system is described which is designed to individualize instruction in an on-going school situation. The prototype consists of three basic components: a set of instruments and techniques for assessing student needs, a bank of curriculum packets related to assessed needs, and a computer-based system for relating individual needs to available curriculum options. The student evaluation system consists of terminal measures, diagnostic tests, measures of learner characteristics, and progress tests. Curriculum packets are coded in nine ways to provide a practical basis for structuring the learning experiences of students and still allow considerable flexibility for changes and the addition of new material. A computer matching system prescribes an individualized learning path for each student by matching the student's assessment file to the curriculum catalog. In addition to instructional management, the system can also assist in research and evaluation and in administrative management. The prototype has been used at the Center for Individually Prescribed Learning Activities at Conwell Middle Magnet School in Philadelphia. A discussion of their experience in using the system demonstrates its potential for solving educational problems. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.