ERIC Number: ED023918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
In Service Training in Computer Assisted Instruction for Vocational Teachers. Final Report.
Reynolds, Robert R.
The purpose of the project was to test, evaluate, revise and expand course materials developed during previous phases of the program. Each unit of work attempted was designed to be included in a full course of study in a vocational education curriculum for junior and senior high school students in Computer Assisted Instruction mode. The 13 vocational teacher participants received formal instruction for 2 hours per week in the use of new coding techniques and entry procedures, utilizing the "batch load" method available through the University of Texas. Participants were also allowed to schedule computer time, in 2-hour blocks as needed. All participants made progress in writing and entering course material, but the process was very time-consuming and required the full-time attention of all concerned, making summer sessions more productive. The program encountered early technical difficulties which hampered the participants in completing their whole objective. The technical difficulties were overcome and computer assisted instruction is definitely a teaching tool of the future, in spite of the frustrations in the development of the program. (MM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Providence Coll., RI.