ERIC Number: ED445704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Technology Initiative for Developmental Mathematics Students.
Coscia, Donald R.
Suffolk County Community College has embarked on a three-year pilot project using multimedia learner-centered environments to deliver developmental mathematics. The project's outcome assessment model will measure the effectiveness of this delivery system, as well as student achievement in mathematics courses. New initiative funding was invested in college-wide faculty development producing over 70 staff members as participants in the project. Moreover, this venture capital supported the design, acquisition, and construction of three multimedia mediated-learning classrooms that can accommodate over 1200 mathematics students in a semester. This paper explores the development and design of this project. This paper describes the background, investigation, development of the plan, preparation of the funding rationale, preparation of faculty and facilities, designing the outcome assessment tools, psychometric analysis of the Mathematics Post-Test for this project. Three quasi-experimental studies are proposed which would identify any differential effects of Academic Systems Mediated Learning courses in Interactive Mathematics vs. the regular Developmental Math courses on basic arithmetic and algebra skills of two-year community college students. Overall, the study of Institutional Research Department establishes that scores on the Tri-Campus Mathematics Post-Test continuum can be reliably equated to some relevant cognitive or behavioral skill, specifically arithmetic and algebra skills. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Suffolk County Community Coll., Selden, NY.