ERIC Number: ED345803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project SYNERGY: Software Support for Underprepared Students. Software Implementation Report.
Anandam, Kamala; And Others
Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) implementation and assessment of computer software as a part of Project SYNERGY, a multi-institutional project funded by the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation designed to seek technological solutions for helping students underprepared in reading, writing and mathematics, is described in this report. An Introduction by Kamala Anandam provides an overview of the project, focusing on its implementation model and the role of faculty. After the electronic classroom and the four applications software utilized are described, faculty case studies, which comprise the bulk of the report, are presented. The case studies include: (1) "Use of PLATO [Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations] for Reading," by Daisy Walker; (2)"Use of CSR (Computer Systems Research, Inc.) for Reading" By Gabriel Read; (3) Use of PLATO for Writing," by William Tillett; "Use of CSR for Writing," by Elaine Ludovici; (5) "Use of Realtime Writer for Writing," by Linda Tixier and Ivonne Lamazares; (6) "Use of PLATO for Math," by Bill Hajdukiewicz; (7) "Use of CSR for Math," by Carl Babski; and (8) "Using CSR for Math," by Don Orr. Each case study includes descriptions of the course in which the software is used, the students, the software, the study design and monitoring activities, providing student outcomes, and recommendations. Next, four M-DCC administrators, Victor Nwankwo, Ed Eisel, Jeffrey Lukenbill, and Gregg Sharp, offer their perspectives on Project SYNERGY. Finally, Michaela Segall provides an overview of the implementation by M-DCC's Department of Basic Communication Studies of holistic evaluation of student writing as an exit requirement. (JSP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Basic Writing, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Educational Technology, High Risk Students, Program Implementation, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Div. of Educational Technologies.