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ERIC Number: ED258648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
The Challenges of Improving the Teaching-Learning Process in Computer Studies.
Siegel, Michael Eric
In spring 1984, a study was conducted at the University of Maryland's University College to evaluate the effectiveness of computer studies faculty. The student ratings of these faculty members were compared with the ratings given to mathematics faculty and to all other faculty teaching that term. On all three evaluation criteria (i.e., encourages help, grades fairly, and stimulates interest), instructors in computer studies were rated lower than the other two faculty groups. To address the problems revealed by the study, several workshops were organized and administrative procedures were instituted to improve the teaching-learning process in computer studies. A coordinator was assigned to review course syllabi for mandatory features; convene regular faculty meetings to discuss curricular issues; serve as an advisor for textbook selection; and act as a resource for faculty members. Workshops were organized on presentation skills, syllabus construction, and individualized learning styles and their impact on teaching. Information on the analysis of the evaluative data and a teacher evaluation form are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A