ERIC Number: ED063857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Representation of Knowledge in Written Instruction for Non-Residential Students in Higher Education.
Tennyson, Robert D.
Educational experiences can now be an important element for people who want to obtain a college degree but were unable to because of the limited structure of traditional schools. This can be achieved through the nonresidential school in higher education that emphasizes student-environment interaction. If the nonresidential school is to be a successful alternative to the traditional college campus, the method of representing knowledge for student consumption must reflect advancements in instructional psychology. This approach would require the development of a large body of high-quality curriculum materials known as courseware, and the redefinition of the role of the teacher as a subject-matter expert involved with developing the courseware. With the subject-matter expert at the head, a team would be organized to develop courseware products that exhibit both efficiency in student time and effectiveness in amount learned and retained. Like the correspondence schools, a student would receive most of his course materials through the mail. A typical package contains a considerable amount of exposition, illustrated by diagrams where necessary. Unit tests and assignments completed by the student are sent to the school to be machine marked or to a correspondence tutor to be personally checked and returned to students. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Paper presented at the 1972 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April, 1972