ERIC Number: ED160044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Computer Applications in Support of Education.
vonFeldt, James R.
Computer systems comprised of a central computer, terminal, software programs, and a communication channel are being placed in charge of thousands of students for individualized instruction in various subject areas. The most prevalent uses of the computer as a teaching instrument include (1) drill and practice, (2) tutorial, (3) dialogue, and (4) simulation and game modes. Non-instructional applications support education in such areas as library information retrieval, guidance and testing, and administrative recordkeeping. Advantages of using a computer assisted instruction program include the increased availability of teacher time, individualized learning at the student's own pace, and reduction of learning time. A serious drawback has been the limited scope approach used to evaluate effectiveness, in which the computer's potential to teach has been judged by the effectiveness of a specific lesson, course, or technique. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.