ERIC Number: ED215725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
RSVP [Response System with Variable Prescriptions]: Instructional Capabilities.
Anandam, Kamala; Myers, Donald E.
This report provides information on the operation and potential uses of the Response System with Variable Prescriptions (RSVP), a computer-based program of individualized instruction implemented at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC). Following introductory material, Section A describes RSVP and outlines its uses in maintaining records on each student, scoring student surveys and tests, and providing feedback to students and instructors on student performance. In addition, this section examines the services RSVP offers to students, instructors, and administrators and considers the instructor's role in activating the program. Section B focuses on the advantages of RSVP in eliciting responses from and providing feedback to as many as 5,000 students in a variety of settings and course activities, and points out the system's disadvantages, e.g., the need for an objective response format, a maximum of five response options, and the inability to underline for emphasis. Section C presents numerous illustrations of instructor-student dialogues, which consist of three stages: presentation of instructional stimuli, student response options, and instructor response to student choice. Examples are provided from nine disciplines. The final section presents the benefits that accrue to the instructor from RSVP in the areas of course management and research and evaluation. An appendix explains RSVP's informational requirements. (KL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Management Information Systems, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Auxiliary Services, Miami-Dade Community College, 11011 S. W. 104th Street, Miami, FL 33176 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.