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The Individualized Vocabulary Instruction (IVI) program is a self-contained, individualized computer program that has been used to provide vocabulary instruction to disabled students at California's Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) since 1987. The IVI program is divided into two main word groups, called modules, with each module containing 1,125 words. The program performs pre- and post-testing of students, provides instruction, presents students with abundant opportunities for practice and repetition, administers regular tests, and controls and monitors student progress. The only staff member required is a facilitator who also monitors student progress, drops students from the computer as necessary, and moves students to new modules upon completion. The modules are divided into"chapters" of 15 words, with each chapter further divided into the following 4 lessons: (1) learning the meanings of the words in the chapter; (2) learning to spell each word associated with its meaning; (3) a practice quiz; and (4) a review of previous chapters. Students must complete all four lessons in a chapter before taking the chapter test. Upon completion of all the chapter tests, a final exam is administered. The IVI program has proven to be an effective method of teaching vocabulary and improving students' learning skills at LAPC. (TGI)

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Disabilities, Educational Media, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Programmed Instruction, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills











Author: Crozer, Norm

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8929&id=ED398944



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