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ERIC Number: ED359358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Audio Support into English Composition CAI for Adult Learners. Phase II Final Report.
Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.; Applied Research Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
A research and development project focused on designing a basic English writing skills curriculum for adult basic education students and implementing that curriculum in a computer-assisted, audio-supported format. Materials were designed for MS-DOS computers and consumer grade audiotape players. The project involved developing 18 computer lessons on English grammar and mechanics, associated audiotapes, student activity sheets, and a user manual. These items were field tested with five students from the Community College of Denver (CCD) Developmental Studies Program and five clients of the Adult Learning Source (ALS), a community-based adult literacy program. The 18 lessons were then implemented at CCD with 42 students (23 completed), at ALS with 20 students (13 completed) and at the Family Literacy Center, an intergenerational literacy program in Denver, with 4 students. Pre- and posttest scores from CCD indicated that control group students (n=14) scored only slightly better after the usual course of instruction on English grammar and mechanics in the developmental English class, whereas experimental group students (n= 9) scored better on the posttest after completing the developmental English class and the computer-assisted lessons. Planning for Phase III included disseminating and marketing the program. (Appendixes include sample lesson worksheets, sample software guide, exit interview, and a flyer and catalog describing the product, "Write for Your Life," and pricing.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Audiotape Recordings, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Grammar, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Material Development, Pacing, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.; Applied Research Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.