ERIC Number: ED198794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Costs of Computer-Assisted Instruction. Program Report No. 80-B7.
Levin, Henry M.; Woo, Louis
Cost data were collected from a study on the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction (CAI) for culturally disadvantaged children in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Based upon the resource ingredients approach to measuring costs, it was found that up to three daily 10-minute sessions of drill and practice could be provided for each child within the present allocation of funds from Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. If the computer system were shared between two schools, the higher costs would permit only two daily sessions. Costs were also estimated for a more advanced CAI system, and were found to be in the same range, probably because the costs of software do not decline with more advanced technology. (Author/BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.