ERIC Number: ED161468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Status Report on TICCIT--1977-78.
Terwilliger-Brown, Gloria, Ed.
This report reviews the status and use of the Time-shared Interactive Computer-Controlled Television (TICCIT), a computer-assisted instructional tool, at Northern Virginia Community College. During 1977-78, 100 terminals were available for student use and 20 for course development and faculty use. Courses available on TICCIT were Algebra I and II and English grammar. Other modules developed for TICCIT and undergoing experimental use were a biology unit test, and units in chemistry literacy, Spanish vocabulary, and fire science. During 1977-78, 397 students enrolled in the English course and 767 in algebra. The system was also used in an adjunctive manner by students who studied individual modules on TICCIT, usually at the suggestion of their instructors. A follow-up survey was done comparing students enrolled in the TICCIT math sections with those enrolled in lecture sections; motivation in choosing either format, completion rate, future math course plans, and career goals were studied. Another survey viewed those enrolled in the TICCIT English classes in terms of who took the class and why, completion rate, re-enrollment, attitudes toward computer-assisted instruction, and measures of achievement. Plans for future course development, and TICCIT system management and operation are outlined. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Enrollment, Grammar, Mathematics Instruction, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Alexandria.