ERIC Number: ED059618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Experimentation with Computer-Assisted Instruction in Vocational-Technical Education, 1965-1970. Final Report.
Mitzel, Harold E.
A computer-assisted instruction (CAI) project focused primarily on curriculum development in three technical areas: science, mathematics, and communication skills. The project also sought 1) to develop specific course material and methods of presentation; 2) to provide explanations of various techniques and strategies for dealing with course development, with emphasis on the education of vocational education teachers; 3) to evaluate and articulate the combination of CAI with other educational strategies, and 4) by means of careful experimentation, to determine optimum formats for vocational-technical material taught with computer assistance. The four-year project used first an IBM 1410 computer and then an IBM 1500; programs were in the COURSEWRITER language. In this report the curriculum material in mathematics, spelling, engineering science, testing, and occupational guidance are presented in some detail, along with the systems programs for display and coding, research studies into educational strategies and equipment evaluation, and the flowcharts developed by the project. The dissemination activities of the project are summarized. (JY)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Engineering Education, Feedback, Flow Charts, Instructional Materials, Intermode Differences, Mathematics Instruction, Prompting, Reaction Time, Retention (Psychology), Spelling Instruction, Student Attitudes, Testing, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.