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ERIC Number: ED012385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION.
MCGREGOR, G.C.
A COURSE IN THE USE OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION WAS GIVEN FOR 20 TEACHERS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND NINE TEACHERS OF MENTALLY HANDICAPPED. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE WERE (1) TO DEVELOP A GROUP OF VOCATIONAL TEACHERS WHO WOULD UNDERSTAND COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION AND WHO WOULD BE PROFICIENT IN "COURSEWRITER" TECHNIQUES FOR CONVERTING INDIVIDUAL LESSONS INTO THE PROPER FORMAT FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION, AND (2) TO PREPARE SAMPLE LESSONS FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN A VARIETY OF VOCATIONAL COURSE AREAS. THE 6-WEEK COURSE INCLUDED (1) OPERATION OF THE "COURSEWRITER," (2) "COURSEWRITER" LANGUAGE AND PROCEDURES FOR LESSON PREPARATION, AND (3) PSYCHOLOGY UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A PROGRAMER, A PSYCHOLOGIST, AND A VARIETY OF CONSULTANTS. DURING THE FINAL PHASE, THE ENROLLEES ACTUALLY PLANNED, DESIGNED, WROTE, AND TRIED OUT SAMPLE LESSONS FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE VOCATIONAL COURSE AREAS. THE ENROLLEES' COMMENTS AND REACTIONS CONCERNING THE SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM WERE QUOTED AND SUMMARIZED IN THIS REPORT. THE REPORT INCLUDES DESCRIPTIONS OF (1) THE OPERATION OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, (2) ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION, AND (3) GUIDELINES FOR THE COURSE, AND FOUR PROGRAMED LESSONS. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Providence Coll., RI.
Identifiers: Coursewriter Programing Language; Rhode Island (Providence)