ERIC Number: ED253289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Life Science Learning Center, Los Angeles Valley College.
A description is provided of Los Angeles Valley College's Life Science Learning Center (LSLC), which provides: (1) a resource center addressed to the individualized learning needs of students served by the Biology Department; (2) a learning environment enabling students to proceed in self-paced, activity-centered, concept-oriented experiences in an open-entry/open-exit mode; (3) an environment in which learning requirements can be diagnosed and individual needs provided for in the areas of remediation, reinforcement of regular classwork, and enrichment experiences; and (4) the opportunity for an enhanced degree of interdisciplinary interaction. After outlining the LSLC's objectives, the paper provides information on the operation and organization of the facility, including hours of operation; the LSLC's biotutorial and independent study annex; instructional and staffing considerations such as the physical presence of certificated staff, the use of staff to develop learning activities and programs, the role of student laboratory assistants, and the LSLC's classified staff. Finally, the LSLC's major accomplishments are discussed. A list of CAI programs developed and used at the center is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges and the Dallas Community College District (Dallas, TX, October 28-31, 1984).