ERIC Number: ED110131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Individualized Learning Course for an Urban Community College.
Magidson, Errol M.
In inner city community colleges, problems of improving student achievement and enhancing positive attitudes toward learning are compounded by lack of adequate training in basic academic skills. A pilot project was undertaken at Kennedy-King College (Illinois) to assist instructors in developing individualized learning courses. Following a review of several instructional models, the investigator assisted a faculty member in developing an individualized learning module for a social science course, based on Herrscher's model of individualized instruction--a mastery learning approach. An evaluation form was devised to give a quantitative measure of the module's potential value along four dimensions: system (application of components of the learning model), approach (application of learning principles), format (presentation medium), and content (academic material). The module was revised on the basis of the evaluation results, and was presented to a social science class. Although student achievement on post-test scores did not meet expectations, 80 percent of the students rated highly their enjoyment of the learning experience. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document