ERIC Number: ED125713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Individualized Instruction Typing Program.
Hagen, George R.
This report presents a method of teaching first-year typewriting to a large group of students by using individualized instruction and multimedia techniques. The method presented was implemented at Napa College (California) during the fall quarter of the 1975-76 school year and was evaluated soon thereafter. In order to measure the success of the method, the author compared the instructional costs, withdrawal rates, and student outcomes for a group of 30 students who had been exposed to the traditional teacher-directed teaching method and 30 students who had been exposed to the new method. Results indicated that: (1) the individualized typing program was as effective in developing speed and accuracy in beginning collegiate typewriting as was the traditional method, (2) the withdrawal rate of the students in the traditional group was significantly higher than the withdrawal rate of the students in the individualized instruction group, (3) the individualized instruction approach provided more efficient utilization of staff, classroom space, and business equipment than the traditional approach, and (4) the individualized instruction approach provided a lower cost per student than the traditional teaching method. A literature review is included, and the research methodology is detailed. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University