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I would appreciate a copy of your report.  Thanks!
Susan Andrien
Director of Learning Center
Skyline College
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>In January, I just completed my Kellogg Practicum which compared three
>delivery formats for a developmental basic math course on our
campus--in
>classroom, in lab program, and hybrid classroom/lab.  We had much
better
>pass/completion rate and similar follow-up success rates in the
>subsequent semester with the hybrid delivery format.  This supports
what
>Hunter Boylan states in his book, What Works, about using
computer-aided
>instruction as an integral part of classroom instruction with
>developmental math courses.
>
>We used the lab for testing via ModuMath software.  Then if the student
>had not mastered the skill after reading the text, experiencing the
>class presentation, and doing the study guide homework--he/she has the
>interactive multi-media software lessons (as well as ModuMath videos
for
>checkout) readily available, along with the math tutors in the lab, to
>supplement the classroom/instructor.  We also addressed study
strategies
>and used study strategy tools as incentives in the course.  It was even
>taught in an 8-week summer session.
>
>I am unable to attach a copy of the report to this posting (list won't
>accept), but I'll be happy to forward a copy of the report to anyone
who
>requests it from me (just include your individual e-mail address).
>
>For more information about ModuMath software, please contact Bob Khouri
>at [log in to unmask]
>
>Andra L. Dorlac
>Director of Student Achievement Center
>
>Ranken Technical College
>4431 Finney Avenue
>St. Louis, MO  63113
>T 314.371.0236
>F 314.371.0241
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Hackworth
>Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 10:32 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Self-paced developmental math instruction
>
>For most of my college teaching career I worked in a self-paced lab
>format
>(no lecture) with students from arithmetic through intermediate
algebra.
>In
>my opinion this instruction was more effective than any other format
for
>developmental mathematics.  Each student worked at his/her individual
>problem (mathematics, study skills) at his/her own pace.
>
>During the mid 1980s we had about 90% of our students complete at least
>one
>course successfully each term.  Often this format allowed students to
do
>two
>courses within a single term.  Sometimes students didn't finish a
course
>during a first term, but were able to continue and finally overcome
>their
>deficiencies. By any measure, our success rates were far higher than
any
>developmental program I know of at this time.
>
>The support in educational theory for such classes is clear and strong.
>The
>acceptance by college instructors is weak.  Most instructors still want
>control and often choose it over student achievement.
>
>Bob
>
>P.S.  If you want to see instructional materials I'll be happy to send
>them.
>Just send a private email request.
>
>> component at all)
>
>> From: john whitman <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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>> Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 08:46:48 -0400
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Self-paced developmental math instruction
>>
>> I'm interested in finding any studies and quantitative data that
>assess the
>> relative pluses and minuses of delivering entry level developmental
>> mathematics classes in a self-paced lab format (no lecture or
>classroom
>> component at all).  I've spoken with many developmental math
>instructors who
>> acknowledge that while this format might be appropriate for some,
it's
>> generally not the best delivery mode for most first year
developmental
>> students.  I've been asked to locate reports that have analyzed this
>claim.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> He who adds not to his learning, diminishes it.
>> The Talmud
>>
>>
>>
>> John S. Whitman
>>
>> Assistant Dean for Student Success
>>
>> Community College of Rhode Island
>>
>> 400 East Avenue
>>
>> Warwick, RI 02886
>>
>> (401) 825-1061
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Lauryn Geritz
Arizona Western College
Professor of Mathematics
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