ERIC Number: ED410913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Mathematics and Computer Science Learning Center (MLC).
Abraham, Solomon T.
The Mathematics and Computer Science Learning Center (MLC) was established in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina Central University during the fall semester of the 1982-83 academic year. The initial operations of the MLC were supported by grants to the University from the Burroughs-Wellcome Company and the Kenan Charitable Trust Fund. The Center houses a math library, tutorial lab, video lab, computer science lab, and a computer lab for Critical Foundations in Arts and Sciences (CFAS). All math and computer science students use and benefit from the Center. The MLC also helps faculty members develop special tutorial programs, implement the programs, and evaluate their effectiveness. Computers and/or audio visual equipment are used in developing, implementing, and evaluating the programs. Services provided by the MLC include: (1) developing and administering self-paced improvement programs (SIP) for students whose scores on diagnostic tests show deficiencies in mathematics; (2) providing tutorial services in mathematics and computer science courses at all levels; and (3) providing review sessions for all freshman mathematics courses. This paper highlights the self-paced improvement program, describing its development, implementation, and evaluation. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Networks, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Faculty, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Information Centers, Learning Laboratories, Mathematics Education, Microcomputers, Pacing, Program Evaluation, Students, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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