ERIC Number: ED374793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Assisted Adult Education: Math Series. A Final Report.
Dusewicz, Russell A.
This paper presents the final report of a project designed to produce an effective individualized adult learning program in mathematics. The need for such a project has been reflected in the reports of national commissions and studies which provided documentation and statistics on the lack of proficiency of adults and young adults in the basic skills of mathematics. The purpose of this project was to convert to a computer-assisted format an existing program, "Individualized Learning for Adults (ILA)--Mathematics." Five objectives were involved in the effort: (1) to revise the ILA Mathematics curriculum content; (2) to revise the ILA testing and diagnostic measures; (3) to computerize the revised ILA curriculum content; (4) to computerize the revised testing and diagnostic measures; and (5) to disseminate/evaluate the new ILA/CAI math curriculum. The introduction to the report presents the problem and need which led to the project as well as the procedures and strategies used in carrying it out. A section on accomplishments then reviews each of the project objectives together with the procedures used to achieve the individual objectives and the accomplishments realized for each objective. The final section presents conclusions and recommendations. Findings indicated that four of the objectives of the original plan were achieved, while objective five was only partially met. (JLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Individual Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Young Adults
Research for Better Schools, 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.