In the past, the preparation of audio-tutorial tapes has been tedious and time-consuming. In order to produce a commercial quality audio-tutorial tape, the instructor had to outline the format of the presentation, gather the necessary materials, and prepare a rough tape. This tape was then transcribed into a script, the script was edited (usually by the instructor) and a final tape for instructional purposes was prepared from the edited script. Usually the above sequence of steps required approximately eight to ten hours, which would be spread over a two- or three-day period, with the end product being a 30-minute reel-to-reel tape. This procedure resulted in a tape of commercial quality for multi-duplication purposes. Most elementary and secondary teachers do not have the time or the resources for such a venture. Teachers who might be interested in producing tapes would only be interested in developing audio-tutorial tapes for their own classes. However, the procedure described above discourages teachers from preparing tapes rather than encouraging them. We have developed a procedure entitled the Mini-PATT approach which allows teachers to produce instructional tapes suitable for their own classes in a short period of time (usually in about one to three hours for a 30-minute tape).
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Jenkins, Jimmy R. and Krockover, Gerald H.
"The Mini-PATT Approach to Individualizing Instruction,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol11/iss2/16