A Multifaceted Computer-Based Course Management System
Subproject rept. 1 Jan-1 Nov 1974
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
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The Course-Management System was designed to integrate books, computers and live teachers in an effective manner for courses with large numbers of students and instructors. The logistic problems associated with multifaceted instructional programs were solved, in part, by using PLATO--a computer-assisted instruction system centered at the University of Illinois. Students in the computer-managed course acquire basic information and concepts from individual reading. Their attention to the material is maintained and their progress monitored by a previously developed Computer-Assisted Instruction Study-Management System. Lectures and standard quiz sections are little used. The time of instructors is invested in remediation for students having trouble mastering the core curriculum and in teaching seminars. The role of the computer is to manage study behavior, administer on-line achievement tests, and schedule group tutorial and seminar sessions.
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