ERIC Number: ED149722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
The Non-Lock-Step Educational System. Project Summary.
Giordano, Mario J.
The purpose of this effort was to investigate individualized and self-paced instruction systems throughout the country and to develop a detailed document showing how to plan, implement, and operate a self-paced individualized instruction system as an option to a conventional system on the college level. Benefits of such a system are that it can be applied to meet the needs of a wide range of student abilities and, at the same time, it represents an increase in teaching effectiveness and a decrease in cost. First a survey of individualized instruction systems was undertaken, and then the operators of a few systems were invited to aid in the formulation of this prototype system as consultants. Early sections deal with how this learning process is managed and the complete organization of an individualized learning center. Sub-systems within the total system (admissions, registration, bursar) are discussed along with budgetary considerations. Evaluation recommendations include efficiency (cost), effectiveness (achieving instructional goals) and testing the validity of instructional packages. Finally, there are recommendations for planning, implementation, and operation of an individualized, self-paced system. (VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Camden County Coll., NJ.
Note: For related document, see IR 005 494