ERIC Number: ED051658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Planning for an Undergraduate Level Computer-Based Science Education System That Will Be Responsive to Society's Needs in the 1970's. AFIPS Conference Proceedings. Volume 37.
Allan, John J.; And Others
Steps that should be taken to design and implement computer-based instruction (CBI) for undergraduate science and engineering courses are outlined, and these steps are based on the experience of faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Among the steps described are development of course material, developmental and validation testing of material, and the use of a "systems approach" in implementation. The latter includes setting up a course of instruction by following a comprehensive, orderly set of procedures and also a plan for involving other faculty. A lengthy example of such a course description outline is included here. The procedures to be followed are: introduction, objectives, project description, method of evaluation, impact on the curriculum, pedagogical strategy, current or past experience, related research, plans for information exchange, detailed budget, time phasing diagram, and application cross-reference chart. The tasks to be performed by the computer in each step of the design and implementation of the course are stressed. (JK)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Engineering Education, Models, Science Instruction, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, 210 Summit Ave., Montvale, New Jersey 07645
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.
Identifiers: University of Texas Austin
Note: Paper presented at the American Federation of Information Processing Societies Fall Joint Computer Conference (Houston, Texas, November 17-19, 1970)