ERIC Number: ED093256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Personalized System of Instruction: An Educational Alternative. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 5. 1974.
Ruskin, Robert S.
Over the past decade, momentum has been gathering for the development and application of a variety of approaches to the instructional process that emphasize mastery and self-pacing by the student. Included are approaches such as programmed instruction, computer-aided instruction, and individually prescribed instruction. This review considers one such approach that is being used more and more widely in higher education, the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). This paper describes the brief history of PSI and its basic conceptual ingredients and provides an indepth look at a typical PSI classroom. It also reviews research that compares PSI to more traditional forms of instruction, identifies information programs and knowledgeable individuals, and speculates on the future of PSI. (MJM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Programed Instruction
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.