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ERIC Number: ED095832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-17
Reference Count: N/A
A Modular Approach for Developing Competencies in Instructional Technology.
Russell, James D.; Lube, Bruce
The introductory instructional technology course at Purdue University represents a practical application of modular instruction, stated performance objectives, a multi-media approach to learning and mastery evaluation. The instructional modules are designed from a list of objectives and student projects. Students progress at their own rate toward mastery and are provided with a variety of learning activities and evaluation techniques. Instructional formats include large-group presentations and demonstrations, small-group discussions, guest subject-matter specialists, resource people, games and simulations along with individual study. A key element in the student-centered approach is success orientation--when students do not achieve, the course has failed. A mastery approach to evaluation is employed. The student selects from a variety of evaluation techniques, such as written quizzes, oral examinations, demonstrations and projects. He may re-test on any module he has failed to master. As a consequence of using objectives, a variety of learning strategies, as well as self-pacing and diagnostic evaluation, over 75% of the students demonstrate mastery of 90% of the course content. (WCM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Games, Instructional Design, Learning Modules, Media Selection, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Programed Instructional Materials, Simulation, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Tests
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.