ERIC Number: ED122309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Routing System (LARS) Instructor's Manual. Community College English Project.
Michael, Gary; Sliger, Mary
Implemented on the PLATO IV computer-assisted instruction facility located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Language Arts Routing System (LARS) is a package of lessons and tests designed to provide remedial training in certain basic language arts skills. LARS is a system which may be used by itself or as an adjunct to regular in-class instruction. By taking over the responsibility of diagnosing and treating basic skill deficiencies, the computer allows the instructor to devote more time to less didactic, more rewarding teaching activities which require a higher degree of human interaction. This document describes LARS; provides a rationale for the system; describes the functions of the instructor, including entering the course roster, specifying the curriculum sequence, monitoring student progress, reading and writing notes, and prescribing supplementary aid; describes the LARS curriculum, including spelling, word usage, grammar, and punctuation; discusses student performance data, including the progress report, diagnostic test scores, and lesson data; and describes student views of LARS. (TS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College English, Computer Assisted Instruction, Guides, Higher Education, Language Arts, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs
Plato Publications, Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, 252 Engineering Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($2.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.