ERIC Number: ED056469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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SIBE: A Sequential In-Basket Exercise Technique.
Zachert, Martha Jane K.; Pantelidis, Veronica
SIBE (Sequential In-Basket Exercise) is a computer-assisted program to provide library science students with decision-making experience via simulated library administration problems. An initial problem is presented on-line by a teletype; it is followed by two derived problems, dependent on the student's initial response selected from five action choices. A pilot study was planned to determine to what extent library science students choose the same decision pathway in the resolution of an administration problem, to what extent elapsed time varies among students in making these decisions, whether such an in-basket exercise would stimulate class discussion, and whether library science students would find the SIBE a useful learning mode. Among the 33 students in the pilot study, concurrence in the pathway choice ranged from 1 to 6 students per problem, with a mean of 1.88 students in agreement. The total time for completion of the four problem exercise ranged from 26 to 63 minutes, with a mean of 42.9. Considerable classroom discussion was generated by the programs, and 96 percent of the students answering an affective questionnaire felt that they learned "some" or "a lot" from the SIBE. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.