ERIC Number: ED249351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Prototype Educational Delivery System Using Water Quality Monitoring as a Model.
Glazer, Richard B.
This report describes the model educational delivery system used by Ulster County Community College in its water quality monitoring program. The educational delivery system described in the report encompasses the use of behavioral objectives as its foundation and builds upon this foundation to form a complete system whose outcomes can be measured, evaluated, and readily modified. These characteristics enable the system to serve as an "academic cafeteria." Through it, the student can search for those objectives (as learning units) or series of objectives that, when properly selected, sequenced, and mastered, meet the student's specific needs and goals. This flexibility, in turn, provides the tools to release the teacher from the traditional role of lecturer and lab instructor to become a leader, motivator, and facilitator of learning. The model program describes the components of a complete educational delivery system for water quality monitoring, as well as serves as a blueprint for similar programs in a host of different areas. These areas might include the technologies, sciences, business, accounting, and many other disciplines. Under development is a computerized self-training/testing system, the Personal Testing and Interactive Evaluation system (PETITE), which is prescriptive, diagnostic, and self-generating, allowing the student to retest until the desired results are achieved. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Laboratory Procedures, Learning Modules, Pacing, Program Development, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Water Quality
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.