ERIC Number: ED072321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Mathematics of Life Insurance Study Aid Development and Evaluation in a Nontraditional Setting.
Rahmlow, Harold F.
A mode of operation that is currently being utilized for research and development activities in a nontraditional college environment is presented. The program described is in the content area of mathematics of life insurance. The students for whom the materials were developed are adults in insurance and related professions who are engaged in full-time work activities at the same time they are continuing their education. The design and evaluation of the program took into account cognitive, affective, and operational variables. The program is the Chartered Life Underwriter Diploma Program (C.L.U. Diploma Program) of the American College, which consists of 10 semester-length courses each of which culminates in an examination. Two data bases were used--one from biographical data and one from test data. As a result of context and input evaluations, it was decided to develop an individualized learning experience with the following key structural elements: specifically stated behavioral objectives, criterion referenced test items, guidance information and learning activities designed to elicit performance of objectives. The new mathematics of life insurance modular learning experience is designed to supplement existing study aids from the American College. The program consists of seven booklets, one for each of the seven assignments in the mathematics of life insurance section of C.L.U. Course 1, and one specially indexed audio tape. The test used for evaluation of the program consisted of two forms of an examination prepared by the program developers, and the California Multiple Aptitude Test in Numerical Reasoning. (DB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Behavioral Objectives, College Environment, Correspondence Schools, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Insurance Occupations, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Special Degree Programs, Speeches, Statistical Analysis, Study Guides
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. of Life Underwriters, Bryn Mawr, PA.