ERIC Number: ED190133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Practical Approach to Computer Based Instructional Support.
Brown, A.; And Others
An investigation of the potential for computer-based instructional support (CBIS) for classroom support in the province of Alberta, this study identified three major CBIS applications which would relieve the teacher of some of the administrative workload associated with requirements to provide individualized student instruction: (1) accessibility of student records within a school, (2) province-wide accessibility of learning aid references, and (3) province-wide accessibility of a test item bank. The methods by which teachers could use a computer were examined in order to determine the technological characteristics necessary to support these applications. It was concluded that CBIS does have potential benefits, but that its implementation should be coordinated with other computer uses to ensure its cost effectiveness. Chapters discuss research and methodology, findings, the framework for CBIS, how teachers can access a computer, the scope and requirements of a practical CBIS system, technology requirements, feasible alternatives, recommendations, and a forward plan. References and summaries are provided. (FM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Managed Instruction, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Feasibility Studies, Information Needs, Questionnaires, Student Records, Systems Development
Planning and Research Branch, Alberta Education, 9th Floor, Devonian Building, 11160 Jaspar Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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