ERIC Number: ED046240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Computers in Undergraduate Science Education: A Computer-Assisted and Managed Course in Physical Sciences.
Kromhout, O. M.; and Others
An autonomous multimedia computer-assisted instruction (CAI) general-education physics course was developed and evaluated at Florida State University (FSU). Based on a one-term conventional lecture course which had been given successfully at FSU for several years, the CAI course made use of an IBM 1500 instructional system to guide the student through a self-paced program of textbook reading assignments, audiotaped lectures, movies, and cartridged films of demonstration experiments. The student had to pass a diagnostic quiz administered by the computer on the reading assignment before beginning each lesson. At the end of each unit, he was questioned by the computer on the main points of the lesson before proceeding to the next unit. Review lessons on an IBM computer system were provided as a supplement to both the CAI course and the conventional course. The CAI course was given for credit to 23 students in the Fall of 1967 and to 37 students in the Spring of 1968 with satisfactory results which gave some evidence that increasing involvement with CAI produces better grades. Recent tutorial approaches have also been made at FSU to simulating physics laboratory instruction. It is concluded that computer-managed instruction (CMI) with CAI provides for a very cost-effective approach. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Diagnostic Tests, General Education, Higher Education, Laboratories, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Physics, Reading Assignments, Review (Reexamination), Science Education, Science Instruction, Simulation, Teaching Machines, Tutorial Programs, Undergraduate Study
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-714 503, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Identifiers: Florida State University; IBM System 1400; IBM System 1500