ERIC Number: ED129269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Systems Delivery: Choice and Implementation in Academica.
Pengov, Ruann E.
Instructional objectives are rarely supported by the delineation of alternate modalities for achieving those objectives. Both are necessary for the development of an individualized educational program. Learning research suggests nine general criteria for the selection of appropriate modalities: (1) the amount of immediate positive reinforcement provided, (2) the amount of active student participation, (3) the degree of congruence between the exercise and the expected behavior, (4) the lack of reinforcement for undesired behavior, (5) the degree to which the response-judging capabilities analyze a full range of responses and errors, (6) the degree to which the medium insures that students will respond overtly before checking the correct answer, (7) degree to which medium accommodates variety in individual backgrounds, (8) the degree of accommodation of individual rates of learning, and (9) the degree of individual access to the medium. An administrative structure for assisting instructors in the choice and use of various modalities is another important feature in implementing individualized programs. Instructional systems support should function in accordance with an overall plan and philosophy. (KB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Learning Technology Congress and Exposition on Applied Learning Technology for Human Resource Development (Washington, D.C., July 21-23, 1976)