ERIC Number: ED146445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Field Testing of a Computer-Managed Delivery System for Individualizing Instruction in Multioccupational Programs for Vocational Education. Final Report.
Frantz, Nevin R., Jr.
A project was conducted to develop and field test a computer based system to manage an individualized instructional approach for multioccupational programs in vocational education. A computer managed system was prepared which scheduled students individually for a variety of instructional areas within an occupational cluster. An individualized instructional module was delivered, via a computer terminal, which twenty ninth grade students completed under the direction of an instructor. Achievement of the cognitive information for this module was accomplished by a post-check which students received from the terminal. Feedback to the responses for the post-check items was provided to the students and a record of their status was kept by the computer and provided to instructors when needed. The results of the field test indicated that a viable computer managed instructional system for individualizing instruction in a multioccupational program could be developed and implemented successfully. Additional research and development should be conducted to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the approach in providing career exploration experiences and job entry competencies for students enrolled in vocational education programs at the secondary school level. Appendixes comprise half of the thirty-two-page report and contain samples of the computerized materials used in the project. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Delivery Systems, Educational Research, High School Students, Individualized Instruction, Learning Modules, Methods Research, Programed Instruction, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Education.
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