ERIC Number: ED331971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multimedia Approach to Self-Paced Individualized Instruction in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating and Other Vocational Programs. Final Report.
Oil Belt Vocational Technical School, El Dorado, AR.
A multimedia, self-paced, individualized instructional program was designed to meet the needs of students in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating programs at Oil Belt Vocational Technical School (Arkansas). The multimedia approach provided for video-based presentations to meet the needs for visual contact with the classroom and for efficient presentation of visual resources. Self-paced learning packets were developed using a 16-step process, beginning with the acquisition of equipment, identification of resources, taping of presentations, identification of step-by-step procedures to be followed by students, and monitoring and evaluation of use of materials developed. Two complete courses were developed in the self-paced, individualized format, but use of the courses has been limited. The procedure identified for developing learning materials and for managing the learning process serves as a guide for other instructors. The equipment and expertise developed through the project has benefited instructors in creating lessons for reinforcement and for more challenge to students. Although learning materials developed are expected to be helpful, the project was not as successful as expected because of the quality of instructors used as presenters, the time required of the instructors to plan and produce visual materials, and the difficulty encountered in transferring one-on-one training to a written, individualized program. (Two thirds of the document consists of appendices containing written materials for the self-paced learning program, such as job sheets, tests, and answer sheets, and program budget.) (KC)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development, Educational Television, Heating, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Material Development, Multimedia Instruction, Pacing, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Programed Instructional Materials, Refrigeration, Refrigeration Mechanics, Skill Development, Test Items, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Oil Belt Vocational Technical School, El Dorado, AR.