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ERIC Number: ED066027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-3
Pages: 23
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Teacher Control in Computer Assisted Instruction.
Calingaert, Peter
Systems of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) can be classified according to whether the author, student, or teacher controls the interaction between the student and the computer. Both author-controlled and student-controlled CAI have the advantages of individualized instruction, privacy for mistakes, and flexibility, but are tremendously expensive. Student-controlled CAI further allows a student to be much more active, but also makes supervision difficult. A teacher-controlled system used as another teaching tool before a whole class of students is much cheaper than the other types of CAI, and adds to the computer program an intelligent subsystem, the teacher, to filter input and modify the stream of presentation. Teacher-controlled CAI gives up the advantages of individual attention, privacy and flexibility, but the criterion of cost-effectiveness makes it an attractive possibility in the hands of a skillful teacher. (RH)
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