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ERIC Number: ED260258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 28
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Introducing Individualization with Computer-Managed Learning: An Example from Adult Basic Education.
Fahy, Patrick J.
This report presents findings from four pilot projects introducing computer-based individualization in adult basic education programming. The report includes a description of the andragogic and developmental studies underpinnings supporting the principal project goals of responsiveness in the learning environment and choices for students. Elements of the report are the following: (1) educational crises promoting widespread criticism of learning and teaching at all educational levels; (2) andragogy as a philosophy of adult learning; (3) curriculum design principles from the field of developmental studies; (4) description of the learning environment in which the projects occurred, of the projects themselves, and of the PLATO Learning Management (PLM) computer-management facility; (5) findings of the projects for students and participating staff; (6) broad implications of the projects (i.e., what responsiveness and student choice mean in educational practice); and (7) discussion of social and workplace trends forcing adult education to recognize the need for student self-direction and self-pacing, and, in so doing, to make greater future use of technology. Fifty-three references are cited. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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