ERIC Number: ED088499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-31
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Final Report on the First Phase of the LEARN Project; The Development of Selfdrill. Final Report.
Wheeler, Francis M.
Activities undertaken during the initial phase of Project LEARN at Beloit College are described. Following a summary of the consensus of student opinions about college-level learning which arose out of weekly discussion groups, the author presents a description of SELFDRill, a learning utility program which is designed to convert a PDP-8 minicomputer into an automated drill master and to encourage students to look for new things to learn. The reactions of learners to SELFDRill are explored and its pedagogical implications examined, with particular attention paid to SELFDRill's ability to make learning a learner-initiated experience. A critique of the learning environment at Beloit is presented, along with a consideration of the possible applications of Project LEARN at the College. A humanities-oriented analysis of current computer-assisted instructional efforts is given. The report concludes with some information about the dissemination of SELFDRill and plans for its further development. (PB)
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Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Beloit Coll., WI.