Myles Johnson - Minneapolis MN,
An instructional method, resource manual and guide is provided, whereby instructors enable students to create and/or develop course texts that contain the precise information the instructor desires and texts that are uniquely and individually customized to the individual student's needs with assistance and supervision from the instructor. The preferred embodiment utilizes the Internet as a primary resource, though alternative resources may be used. The purpose of the inventive method is to provide a way to increase the learning of students by their production of a text that contains the information the instructor desires while allowing students to create their own unique, customized text that is geared to meet the individual student's needs. The inventive method thus addresses a vexing problem. Specifically, the instructor enters a course with certain academic topics and educational goals in mind, and strives to bring each student to an educational level that at least meets these goals. Individual students, however, have varied background knowledge of a course, as well as varying knowledge of particular topics contained within the course. Students also have varying degrees of general academic ability and skill levels, e.g., reading ability. The invention enables each student to begin a topic at the proper academic level. Thus, the instructor can assist students through the various learning stages for individual topics, ultimately ensuring to the extent possible that each educational goal is met or exceeded by all students, regardless of background knowledge, academic ability or skill level.