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ERIC Number: ED212805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Paced Mediated Drafting Instruction.
Mandell, Marvin B.
Pima Community College produced self-paced individualized mediated drafting instruction to meet the needs of students with different skills, abilities, motivation, and experience. Areas of instructional information for skills of an introductory nature were divided into 13 units of instruction. These units were divided into areas of difficulty/modules: introduction (units 1-6), basic (7-9), and intermediate (10-13). Each unit was independent of any other within the same module. Units did not need to be done in sequence, but modules were to be completed in order. Each unit consisted of a carousel of slides, cassette tape, and worksheets. The final examination was an instrument used for employment evaluation by industry of entry level skills for drafting applicants. It had been used as the final examination for all first level drafting students the previous year. No significant difference in student performance or retention was found between control and experimental groups. Other significant observations were improved student attitude, flexible laboratory time for students' convenience, and students' receiving individual attention as needed. Hardware and software were kept in house for the students' convenience. The Drafting Room Manual was produced as a text for the mediated program. (A description of the format is provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.