ERIC Number: ED185316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
ICCE Newsletter. Volume 9, Number 1.
ICCE Newsletter, v9 n1 Sep 1979
The three main articles describing "sub-projects" of the European Home Study Council (EHSC) research project, "Two-Way Communication in Correspondence Education," are short versions of papers presented by researchers at the University of Lund, Sweden, at the EHSC spring 1979 workshop. "Postal Two-Way Communication in Correspondence Education" concentrates on three problems of the traditional mode: submission density, self-check tests to replace assignments for submission, and computer-assisted correspondence tutoring. These results are reported: no significant differences between the variables in the first two problems and higher starting and completion rates for computer-assisted courses. "Correspondence Education Combined with Systematic Telephone Tutoring" compares a group receiving telephone tutoring with a control group with these results: telephone tutoring is suited for foreign language study, study time is not affected, a students receiving tutoring showed increased interest and knowledge of the subject. "Correspondence Education Combined with Face-to-Face Meetings" presents results of studies of outcomes, two types of face-to-face tuition, and background variables in student choice of method. These preliminary results are cited: course completion and study time are positively affected, students feel teacher contact is an advantage, and little difference is seen between teacher-controlled teaching and the student-centered approach. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Autoinstructional Aids, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Assisted Instruction, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Research, Educational Research, Feedback, Home Study, Interaction, Intermode Differences, Programed Tutoring, Student Teacher Relationship, Study Habits, Telephone Instruction, Tutoring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Correspondence Education.