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ERIC Number: ED121387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 59
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Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP); A Faculty-Computer Partnership for Enhancement of Individualized Instruction.
Kelly, J. Terence; Anandam, Kamala
Miami-Dade Community College's Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP) is an example of faculty-computer partnership directed toward individualizing instruction while managing up to 5,000 students in a single course, regardless of class format. Individualization of instruction is accomplished by RSVP by virtue of its potential for three functions: (1) It can maintain a record on each student in a course, including name, address, phone, personal attributes, and exam or survey repsonses; (2) It can print reports to students which include scores on surveys and exams, a diagnosis of individual student problems based on survey or exam performance, and a prescription of appropriate, personalized assignments; (3) It can provide the instructor with reports, including statistics on surveys and exams, and a class roster. The RSVP system consists of eight programs with different job assignments to help the system execute these three functions. This document surveys the literature on computer assisted instruction, and describes the operation of RSVP with particular emphasis on its instructional, managerial, and research related aspects. Examples of letters sent by the computer to students are appended, along with a follow-up report on RSVP operation in the eight courses using it at Miami-Dade in fall 1975. (NHM)
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