ERIC Number: ED223241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Programmed Instruction in Textiles.
Kean, Rita C.; Laughlin, Joan
Students in an introductory textiles course at the University of Nebraska's College of Home Economics actively participate in the learning experience through a self-paced instructional technique. Specific learning packets were developed adapting programmed instructional learning materials to computer assisted instruction (CAI). A study booklet contains both the programmed instructional material and directions for interacting with the computer. Following reading on a specific topic, questions are presented using the computer system. Currently eight programmed lessons are available concerning textile terminology, yarns, simple and plain weaves, care labeling, textile legislation, and flammability legislation. Student exposure to computer technology is an additional advantage of this method, particularly for the merchandising/retailing majors who comprise half the departments' student population. Students have expressed positive reactions toward CAI, which have been reflected in their course grades. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Nebraska
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Atlanta, GA, March 4, 1981).