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Just In Time Education: An Idea Whose Time Is Overdue

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.290.1 - 1.290.5



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Thomas E. Hulbert

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Robert B. Angus

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Eric W. Hansberry

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Conclusions The JIT concept integrates the subject boundaries of math, physics, technology, technical English, and engineering economics. At the end of each node or subnode, the change in student knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be tested. The JIT nodes become prerequisites for subsequent nodes. Alternative examples and comprehensive tests will be utilized to place students appropriately within the CC, and will verify that placement.

A seamless sequence is projected utilizing objectives from the eleventh-grade experience through the college Associates Degree level. This seamless approach can be extended in either direction, leading to effective and efficient upward mobility, including the rapid recovery of persons out-of-work.

The JIT approach stresses nation-wide application utilizing measurable evaluation, and curricula flexibility. JIT Education integrates Total Quality Management with outcomes integrated via self-paced instruction. The JIT educational material is offered on time and on demand to students. Funds are being solicited from educational institutions, government agencies, and corporate and national foundations to further develop the JIT model. Just- In-Time education is vital to the future of the United States workforce and the associated economy. It is a student- based learning approach that is long overdue.

The authors wish to thank Thomas H. Clark, Assistant Professor of Education at Northeastern University, for his contribution to the technology demonstration example.

THOMAS E. HULBERT is Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University. He was Director of the School of Engineering Technology for 12 years. He has also served as a faculty member in the Industrial Engineering Department and Assistant, Associate, and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering. He has been a key participant in the JIT concept over the last six years and has authored several papers.

ERIC W. HANSBERRY is Associate Professor of Design Graphics in the School of Engineering Technology. He has extensive teaching and industrial experience. His Bachelor and Masters Degrees are in Civil Engineering. He has authored several papers and has been a member of the JIT team since its inception. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mass.).

ROBERT B. ANGUS has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Science. He has over fifty years of industrial, teaching, and management experience. He has authored several papers and six textbooks. He initiated the JIT concept and has worked on the project since its inception. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mass.). .. ?$iid’ 1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings ) ‘.JKII?,? .

Hulbert, T. E., & Angus, R. B., & Hansberry, E. W. (1996, June), Just In Time Education: An Idea Whose Time Is Overdue Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. 10.18260/1-2--6153

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