ERIC Number: ED395197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Multimedia into a Remedial Instruction Pilot.
Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.
Instructors from two campuses of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in Wisconsin were asked to judge the effectiveness of two integrated learning systems (ILS): the Computer Systems Resource (CSR) and Foundations for Success (FFS) systems, both of which are designed to provide adult learners with remedial instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics. Ten instructors from MATC's west campus evaluated the CSR system, and 18 instructors from the college's downtown campus evaluated the FFS system. In addition, 14 MATC adult learners were asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the Microsoft Works (MSW) tutorial as a remedial instruction tool. The west campus instructors demonstrated strong support for the CSR system, just as the downtown campus instructors demonstrated strong support for the FFS system. The adult learners' evaluations of the MSW tutorial were also highly favorable. An attempt was made to have special needs adult learners evaluate the ILS. The attempt was unsuccessful, however, because neither ILS could be easily adapted to meet the learners' requirements. The ILS proved especially difficult to adapt to the needs of visually impaired students. (Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document contain the following: literature describing the two ILS evaluated; list of evaluating instructors; and questionnaires used in evaluating the ILS and tutorial system.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Courseware, Educational Media, Instructional Material Evaluation, Integrated Learning Systems, Media Selection, Multimedia Instruction, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Remedial Instruction, School Surveys, Special Needs Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Tutorial Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.