ERIC Number: ED101813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Individualized Approach to Developing Independent Learners in the Community College.
Maloney, John D.
The reading lab at Ohlone College has developed a comprehensive and unique program which is designed to help students on all levels of ability to become more independent in the learning process. This program or system consists of several interrelated components: eight individualized reading and study skills courses, 81 videotapes, and a 60 page "Tutor's Handbook." Students may elect to enroll in any of the eight individualized skill building courses for a letter grade or on a credit/no credit basis. Materials used in these courses are commercially available, self-paced, and multilevel. Materials are available in an open lab situation; each student must attend the lab for three hours each week--one hour for a pretest, one hour for explanation of test results and a list of recommended study materials, and one hour for a posttest. The 81 videotapes can be divided into five categories: (1) orientation to each of the eight courses; (2) how to use laboratory machines; (3) how to use texts; (4) 15 study skills lessons; and (5) tutor training presentations. These allow the lab instructor and the instructional assistant to devote more time to each student. The "Tutor's Handbook" is available to tutors who help students with particular difficulties. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California