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Hofmeister, Alan M.

Works: 223 works in 315 publications in 2 languages and 1,724 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB1028.5, 371.39445
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Microcomputer applications in the classroom by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Research into practice : implementing effective teaching strategies by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Intelligent computer-aided instruction of study and metacognitive strategies : final report by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
This project explored the potential of applying the technologies of computer-assisted instruction and expert systems to implementation of cognitive and metacognitive strategy instruction programs. A prototype program consisting of three computer-assisted instruction modules was developed to teach procedures required for the use of skimming, summarizing, and notetaking study strategies. After prototype field testing, the modules were adapted from an independent study format toward a teacher-directed and/or group-based format. Hypertext programming was used to provide a structure to assist teachers in explaining the steps and rationale of study strategies and to prompt the application of those strategies to sample reading passages. Expert system programming technology was used in a fourth module to provide a guide for group-based discussion of the application of metacognitive strategies. The fourth module demonstrated how the skimming, summarizing, and notetaking strategies could be used to complete common school tasks, such as preparing for instruction, completing written assignments, and studying for tests. This program was presented to 89 reading-delayed junior and senior high school students in Utah and Wyoming, and was largely successful in meeting established student learning objectives. Hypertext computer-presented instruction alone produced significant increases in strategy application scores in two of three strategies for each teacher. The expert system-based discussion guides produced significant increases in five of six measures of metacognitive strategy knowledge. However, with one exception, the program did not produce significant increases in standardized test scores. Appendices contain sample tests, instructional scripts, worksheets, and student and teacher satisfaction questionnaires. (Approximately 45 references). (Pb)
The relationship of motor proficiency to academic achievement and selected socio-personal variables in educable mentally retarded children by Alan M Hofmeister( Archival Material )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Instructional leadership for the rural special educator : final report by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This project addressed the need for training materials for paraeducators in their roles as members of the instructional team, and for teachers as classroom executives who lead that team. Paraprofessional personnel in this project include paid aides, volunteers, cross-age tutors, and parents instructing children in the schools. The three objectives of the project were: (1) training in effective teaching/instruction; (2) training for paraprofessionals; and (3) the executive functions of teaching. Formative and summative field tests in rural sites were conducted to ensure that effective, generalizable, and replicable training programs had been developed that were competency-based and field-based, and feasible within budget constraints. The project training materials and programs were designed to be easily exportable to district level, school sites, or individual classrooms. The materials, training activities and participants, facilitators, dissemination, and methodological issues are discussed in terms of project objectives. While the first year of the project was largely devoted to the development of materials, the subsequent 3 years saw training of 4,630 paraprofessionals and teachers. In addition to direct training of teachers and paraprofessionals, conferences and presentations were often attended by supervisors, state and district level administrators, and university personnel. Study data are included in tables. Appendices include Gantt Charts for the years of the study and sample forms from the training programs. (Nd)
Assessing the accuracy of a knowledge-based system : special education regulations and procedures by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The parent is a teacher by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
This paper advocates parent participation in the direct instruction of their children, and briefly summarizes research on developing and validating a technology for effective parent involvement conducted at the Utah State University Exceptional Child Center. The research involved interactions with more than 600 families and explored a variety of intervention vehicles and instructional procedures aimed at providing the parent with skills to facilitate the development of social, academic and self-care behavior in their children. Some studies dealt with seriously handicapped children and others with children who had relatively minor deficiencies in basic academic skills. A brief review of the techniques used to support parents' instructional efforts includes studies involving: (1) parents as supporters of school instruction; (2) parents as home tutors; and (3) the development and validation of a service delivery model (Project telepac) for severely and multiply handicapped homebound children in remote rural areas. Descriptions of parent priorities and interests pertaining to the programs, school role and teacher reactions, reactions of school administrators to parent involvement, and suggestions on designing parent programs are included. Parent packages developed by Utah State University and suggestions on how to identify areas for parent involvement are listed. (Cm)
The application of videodisc technology to the diagnosis of math skills by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Briefly presented are the rationale and procedures used to develop and validate an interactive videodisc program to assist in diagnosing difficulties in mathematics in grades 1-3. The mathematics assessment program is described as 408 criterion-referenced items divided into seven strands. Questions are administered until a student makes three consecutive errors; then the student is branched to the next section in a strand. At the teacher's option, the test can be administered in either English or Spanish. Information is also included on equipment configurations possible among videodisc players, microcomputers, touch screens, and printers, and disc capacity is noted. Finally, comments on formative evaluation needs are given. (Mns)
The videodisc and educational research by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The future of educational research with the videodisc is discussed in relation to: (1) recent and planned hardware developments, and (2) research areas where videodisc technology may be appropriate. Examples of some of the different configurations possible among videodisc players, microcomputers, touch screens, and printers are provided. The findings of a small research study using concept analysis and the videodisc to determine appropriate instructional sequences have been included. (Author)
Expert systems and special education by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The application of artificial intelligence to the problems of education is examined. One of the most promising areas in artificial intelligence is expert systems technology which engages the user in a problem-solving diaglogue. Some of the characteristics that make expert systems "intelligent" are identified and exemplified. The rise of expert systems is reviewed, and selected present and potential applications of expert systems to the field of learning disabilities are presented, such as the development of an instructional prescription based on assessment information, the classification of students based on assessment information, and the selection of appropriate behavior management strategies based on classroom observational data. (Cl)
Final report : artificial intelligence applications in special education : how feasible? by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Microcomputer applications in education and training by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
What do I do now? : Practical ways to develop good behavior in your child by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Technological tools for rural education by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Effective utilization of computer technology can help rural and small school administrators and teachers overcome problems of time, distance, sparsity in course offerings and support personnel, and unequal funding through facilitation of communication and through the potential to replicate quality instruction. Tools that have implications for rural education include computer managed instruction (cmi), computer assisted instruction (cai), interactive videotex, noninteractive videotex, and interactive videodisc instruction. Development of cmi systems requires defining curriculum in terms of specific objectives, developing placement testing systems, implementing monitoring processes, and revising instructional programs on the basis of pupil achievement data. The adaptation potential of small business data-base-management programs to cmi academic applications offers access to powerful management programs at modest cost. The portability, cost, and flexibility of cai using microcomputers may provide the means to offer an urban equivalent delivery system to rural students, but the diversity of alternatives in products and implementation practices requires well trained teachers to apply available technology. Universal excellence obtained through cai still appears to be more vision than substance. Videotex technology, already a major vehicle for information flow between farmers and the public and private sectors, should be present in rural schools, if only for the vocational training involved. (Nec)
Curriculum-based assessment and evaluation procedures by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This module (part of a series of 24 modules) is on educational assessment and its purposes. The genesis of these materials is in the 10 "clusters of capabilities," outlined in the paper, "a Common Body of Practice for Teachers: The Challenge of Public Law 94-142 to Teacher Education." These clusters form the proposed core of professional knowledge needed by teachers in the future. The module is to be used by teacher educators to reexamine and enhance their current practice in preparing classroom teachers to work competently and comfortably with children who have a wide range of individual needs. The module includes objectives, scales for assessing the degree to which the identified knowledge and practices are prevalent in an existing teacher education program, and self-assessment test items. Bibliographic references and journal articles are included on student assessment and educational diagnosis. (Jd)
Handwriting resource book : manuscript/cursive by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Training for independence : a program for teaching the retention of important oral phrases and numbers by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Programmed time telling by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Training for independence : a program for teaching the identification of coins by Alan M Hofmeister( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
I see Sam by Penny Hansen Findlay( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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