ERIC Number: ED248923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
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Camelot: An Individualized Information System.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v6 n14 Apr 1984
Camelot is a microcomputer-based system for individualizing information in a variety of settings. The information is not prespecified in Camelot and, consequently, can take many forms including instruction, counseling, prescription, and task assignment. The basis for individualizing the information is also not predeclared; therefore, users can choose their own criteria for individualizing the information they wish to disseminate. In educational settings, Camelot can create a personal teaching-learning environment for each student, provide individualized feedback, and guide students at optimal speed through the course or program. Once the course designer has given Camelot descriptions of the course assessment procedures, the student characteristics to be used as the basis for individualization, and the content for feedback to different types of students, the system automatically assesses students' levels of understanding, analyzes students' responses to objective tests and the results of teacher-marked assignments, monitors students' current learning status, and composes and prints individualized feedback letters. Camelot includes: (1) management modules to create, update, and maintain student records; (2) test-scoring modules to process various types of tests and inventories; (3) word processing modules to create, edit, and store feedback information; (4) decision rules modules that link database and feedback information; and (5) report-generating modules to print reports about students and tests. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
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