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ERIC Number: ED012092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-18
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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USING COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION--SOME PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.
SILBERMAN, HARRY F.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) PROGRAMS ARE TO COPY EXISTING METHODS, TO USE SCIENTIFIC METHODS, OR TO DESIGN PROGRAMS FITTED TO LOCAL NEEDS. THE BEST ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM OF INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS NEEDED FOR CAI PROGRAMS IS COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE DATA. TRAINING EDUCATORS, USING COMPUTER SPECIALISTS, AND DEVELOPING NATURAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTERS ARE MEANS OF HELPING EDUCATORS TO WORK WITH COMPUTERS. COSTS MAY BE REDUCED BY USING NEWER AND LESS EXPENSIVE COMPUTERS, BY PURCHASING LESS EXPENSIVE INPUT-OUTPUT UNITS, AND BY USING TIME-SHARING AND LESS EXPENSIVE TRANSMISSION FACILITIES. INTEGRATION OF CAI PROGRAMS INTO OTHER SCHOOL FUNCTIONS IS AIDED BY PREPLANNING AND THE INCLUSION OF DATA PROCESSING INTO THE COMPUTER PROGRAM. GRADUAL PROGRAM BUILDUP, ADEQUATE STAFF TRAINING, AND SELF-EVIDENT RESULTS CAN OVERCOME THE PROBLEM OF GAINING SCHOOL STAFF ACCEPTANCE OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN EUROPE EDUCATION SERVICES CONFERENCE (WIESBADEN, OCTOBER 4, 1966). (HM)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Monica)