ERIC Number: ED121365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Self-Paced Learning in Civil Engineering Technology: An Approach to Mastery.
Sharples, D. Kent; And Others
This document records the procedures followed by the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education in developing a two-year curriculum for civil engineering technology with a learner-oriented, open-entry/open-ended individualized format relying heavily on the use of audiovisual aids and hands-on experience with software and equipment. The basic format for each course is a combination of written modules that form a linear progression through a series of related objectives. The linear progression of written material is broadened by a series of alternate media developed to be used at different points in the curriculum. The faculty in the 10 South Carolina institutions which currently offer the Civil Engineering Technology program were organized to form a nucleus of course content experts. This faculty group identified 11 courses which should be included in the new program and put into the new format. Course objectives were identified, and a collective list of 163 competencies to be required of program graduates was compiled. Individual community college faculty were hired to write the individual courses, with the University of South Carolina faculty serving as consultants. When the writing of each course was completed, it was validated by field test. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, Columbia.
Note: Report presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Engineering Education, (Nashville, Tennessee, June 15, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document