ERIC Number: ED144587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
Selection and Evaluation of Alternative Teaching Methods in Higher Education.
Osterman, Dean N.
College teachers are seeking alternatives to the conventional lecture as a means of teaching students. This paper presents five alternative teaching methods and their advantages and disadvantages. It describes a program for instructional method selection design and includes an evaluation matrix for the five methods. The methods examined are the Audio-Tutorial Approach to Learning, Computer-based Education, Guided Design, Learning Packages, and the Personalized System of Instruction. The selection design process involves instructors working with their peers and instructional development consultants to determine the most appropriate teaching method considering the needs, constraints, and personalities of the instructor, students, and department. Among the 24 categories tabulated in the evaluation matrix are: degree of student involvement, instructional support necessary, instructor teaching skill required, preparation time, and student retention of concepts. (JAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Miami Beach, Florida, April 26, 1977)