ERIC Number: ED099095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Instructional Systems Technology Model for Institutional Change.
Dudgeon, Paul J.
A program based on instructional systems technology was developed at Canadore College as a means of devising the optimal learning experience for each individual student. The systems approach is used to solve educational problems through a process of analysis, synthesis, modeling, and simulation, based on the LOGOS (Language for Optimizing Graphically Ordered Systems) language and process of "anasynthesis" developed by Dr. Leonard Silvern. An added long range goal is quantification, whereby models can be used to answer questions regarding cost benefit, cost utility, and cost effectiveness. Computer Managed Instruction permits the educational technologist to utilize the computer in managing the complex information required in an individualized and personalized instructional program. Inputs to the system include such variables as pretests, posttests, criterion-referenced measurement, preferred modes of instruction, performance objectives, cognitive styles of program participants, tracking and evaluation of student progress, and measurement of retention. The process of change to such a program is discussed with relation to cost, strategy for change, use of computer systems, and the change agent. Flow charts depicting the program model are appended. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadore Coll., North Bay (Ontario).