ERIC Number: ED039705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Instruction and Its Potential for Individualizing Instruction.
Coulson, John E.
For the next ten years, at least, it would almost certainly be prohibitively expensive for a student to receive a major part of each day's instruction in a direct individual dialogue with a computer. Furthermore such a system would not teach a student to interact effectively with other humans, to communicate the results of his labors to others, or to exchange ideas in attempts to solve shared problems. For the present, the computer is most useful in its role of a general purpose information processing system. Individualized instruction allows the mode, content and sequence of instruction to be tailored to the individual's needs at any moment in time. A computer is an important tool in individualizing instruction. The computer can be used as a teaching machine, a problem solving tool, or as a tutorial system. The remainder of this paper is a survey of the state of the art in computer-based tutorial systems with special reference to the work being done at the System Development Corporation. A short list of references is provided. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905