ERIC Number: ED086253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Self-Instructional Materials Project, 71-72.
Johnson, Rita B.
Four types of activities were conducted during the year. First, workshops were held to train faculty to produce and use self-instructional materials. Second, professors working with the project produced materials and submitted them to the project data bank. Next, the materials submitted were validated in terms of student performance and, finally, acceptable packages of instructional materials were disseminated to the schools participating in the project. Over 1400 faculty received in-service training at workshops; 80% learned to produce packages of instructional materials during the training sessions, and it was estimated that 20% would continue to develop them on an on-going basis. Over 200 packages are currently in the data bank; the success of the project is evidenced by the requests for packages and for the extension of the program to graduate and continuing medical education. In addition, a Spanish version is being produced for the Pan-Am Federation of Medical Schools in Bogata, Columbia and preliminary plans are being made for expansion to all of Latin America, to Europe and to Africa. (PB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Autoinstructional Aids, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Independent Study, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Medical Education, Program Descriptions
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Medicine.