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ERIC Number: ED012384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, OCTOBER 1, 1965--JUNE 30, 1966.
REYNOLDS, ROBERT R.; AND OTHERS
PARTICIPANTS IN A PROJECT TO TRAIN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN THE USE OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION WROTE COURSE SECTIONS AS AN EXERCISE IN THE USE OF THE "COURSEWRITER" LANGUAGE AND THE APPLICATION OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY THAT HAD BEEN STUDIED DURING A PREVIOUS COURSE IN THE SUMMER OF 1965. UPON COMPLETION OF THE LESSON-WRITING EXERCISE, THE 13 STUDENTS WERE FAMILIARIZED WITH THE OPERATION AND PROCEDURES USED WITH THE 1050 DATA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. EQUIPMENT LIMITATIONS PREVENTED THE STUDENTS FROM USING A SLIDE PROJECTOR OR TAPE RECORDER WITH THEIR PROGRAMS. SOME PARTICIPANTS WERE HANDICAPPED BY INADEQUATE TYPING ABILITY, AND MANY FOUND THEIR LESSON PROJECTS WERE TOO BROAD TO BE COVERED EFFECTIVELY IN THE LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE. SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE PROJECT DIRECTOR WERE (1) BRIEF SAMPLE PROGRAMS SHOULD BE WRITTEN BY STUDENT PROGRAMERS TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THE USE OF "COURSEWRITER" LANGUAGE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO WRITE A USABLE PROGRAM, (2) STUDENTS WHO ARE TO TAKE COMPUTER-ASSISTED COURSES SHOULD HAVE A PREVIEW COURSE IN THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT, (3) TYPED MESSAGES TO THE STUDENT SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM NUMBER OF WORDS, AND (4) FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO TYPE, THE RESPONSES REQUIRED SHOULD BE LIMITED TO A SINGLE CHARACTER OR WORD. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Providence Coll., RI.
Identifiers: Coursewriter Programing Language; Rhode Island (Providence)