ERIC Number: ED041481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
The Computer and Curriculum Analysis.
Molnar, Andrew R.
Curriculum designers have derived data for instructional purposes from 1) the subject matter, 2) society, and 3) the learner. The computer plays an instrumental role in individualizing the presentation of curriculum derived from these sources. Research on instruction has concerned itself with devising material for individual needs and adapting them to meet the necessities of group instruction. Computer assisted instruction, computer managed instruction, and simulation programs have been developed for a wide variety of subjects. Another significant development in curriculum design has been the systems approach. The systems approach uses the tools of task analysis and behavioral objective statements to design an individualized instructional strategy. A consideration of national and regional manpower requirements, combined with content analysis of a total curriculum is but one approach to developing a dynamic curriculum. Interactive empirical procedures seem to produce more effective instructional materials. In order to minimize costs of a computer facility, regional computer networks have been established on a n experimental basis. A list of references is appended. (JY)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at Conference of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (Paris, France, March 19, 1970)