ERIC Number: ED115895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-28
Reference Count: 0
Study of Needs and Technological Opportunities in Home-Based Education. Psychology and Education Series. Final Report.
Macken, E.; And Others
The report contains: (1) a literature review on correspondence education in the United States; (2) a summary of a study of home-based computer-assisted instruction for gifted students conducted by the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences (IMSSS); and (3) an extensive cross-referenced annotated bibliography surveying the instructional uses of computers, television, and other media. Subsections of the literature review include: enrollment trends, completion rates and factors, student profiles, comparisons of correspondence work to residence work, methods of presenting and conducting correspondence courses, and a partially annotated bibliography of cited references. The IMSSS study involved a selected number of highly gifted 10-14 year old students (with IQ scores of at least 165 and a wide range of outside activities) from eight school districts surrounding Stanford University. The students participated in home-based teletypewriter courses in mathematical logic and related parts of mathematics, including programing courses, and an introductory Russian course. The high dropout rate of the gifted group was characteristic of high dropout rates of home-study courses. Further home-study evaluation is needed in course structure, the use of predictive student trajectories, and the costs of various technologies to alter the high dropout rates. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Note: Pagination in the original document was not correct; all pages are present except numbers 38 and 39