ERIC Number: ED207702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Based Instruction in Early Childhood Education at the University of Georgia: A Proposed Innovation.
Powell, Jack V.
A program of computer based instruction in early childhood education at the University of Georgia is described in this document. The author (1) identifies a research context in which computer technology can be justified in a teacher education curriculum; (2) discusses computerized cognitive testing as an initial application within early childhood teacher education curricula; (3) outlines other potential applications of computer technology to teacher education; and (4) briefly suggests a context for research developments in which computer based instruction may be compared with other media alternatives. Initially, computers were used at the University of Georgia to assess student mastery of material in a teaching methods course. This computer assisted program of instruction has been expanded to other courses. Performance on computer tests has permitted assessment of student strengths and weaknesses, immediate feedback regarding performance, and suggestions for remediation. Applications of computer assisted instruction are seen to include counseling, screening, and evaluation of competency in regard to graduation criteria. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Georgia
Note: Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference (Dallas, TX, February 17, 1981).