ERIC Number: ED119978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-16
Reference Count: 0
Making Individualized Instruction a Joint Academic/Industrial Venture.
Burgwardt, Frederick C.
A number of factors are having an impact on the relationship between academic institutions and the industrial user. These are manifested in a search for new ways in which cooperation in the development and implementation of continuing engineering education programs for the practicing engineer can be improved. This paper presents two examples of what one industry and one academic institution have done on a cooperative basis to develop and execute new approaches to individualized instruction for the practicing engineer. Despite an active-on-site Master of Engineering Program at Colorado State University, there remained a need to revitalize the skills of senior engineering personnel in subject areas particularly unique to Xerox. The Professional Excellence Program (PEP) was developed to meet this need. The format, student selection procedures, development implementation and evaluation of the program are discussed. The background, development and production of a programmed instruction text in Electrostatics is discussed. The text was a cooperative venture with a faculty member providing the draft and hand-drawn illustrations and Xerox performing the final illustrating work and typesetting. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, June 16-19, 1975)