ERIC Number: ED229076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Writing Learning Packets: A Practitioner's Guide.
DeChenne, James A.
This self-instructional learning packet was designed to introduce instructors to the development and writing of learning packets for their own courses. The packet contains seven learning modules, each providing a rationale, learning objectives, a pre-assessment test, informational text, learning activities, and a self-assessment instrument and answers. The first six modules consider specific components of learning packets, explaining why each is important and how to write or select them for maximum effectiveness. These modules focus on: (1) introductory material (i.e., the preface, syllabus, instructions, and table of contents); (2) rationale statements explaining the relevance of the module or packet to students' concerns; (3) learning objectives; (4) learning activities (e.g., computer instruction, lectures, print and audiovisual materials, discussions, role playing, simulation games, programmed instruction, laboratory activities, and independent study); (5) evaluation methods (e.g., norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment) and particular kinds of assessment items (e.g., true/false, multiple choice, matching, completion, short answer, and essay questions); and (6) remediation and enrichment activities. The final module discusses methods of evaluating and revising learning packets, based on assessment of instructional effectiveness, analysis of student performance, and student responses to questionnaires. (HB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Oklahoma City Junior Coll., OK.