ERIC Number: ED081228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Video Based Developmental Mathematics Learning System For Community College Students.
Gormley, Tyrone D.
The University of Maine at Augusta uses an individualized video-taped mathematics instructional system to eliminate students' math weaknesses before they attempt college math. The course, "1 Mth Developmental Mathematics," is part of the Educational Assistance Program and teaches basic skills and concepts of arithmetic and algebra. The system first administers a diagnostic test in arithmetic which locates the individual's weaknesses and prescribes modules directed at them; students pass through the modules and are post-tested on each. The process is repeated for algebra. Each module consists of a learning packet with: a description of the material to be learned a pre-test with answers, learning objectives and activities to reach them, a video-taped lecture, notes and supplementary materials, and a post-test. Since the tapes are on call, the student can schedule himself, proceed at his own pace, repeat material when necessary, and concentrate on his weakness. Instructors are freed from classroom lectures, and are able to provide individual attention to students. In addition, the learning packets are easily developed and can be made available to other institutions. Due to these advantages, this mode of instruction should be widely adopted. (PB)
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Instructional Systems, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Remedial Mathematics, Two Year Colleges, Videotape Recordings
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Augusta.