ERIC Number: ED234181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Homebased Computer Assisted Adult Education Project--Phase III. Final Project Report, September 1, 1982, through August 31, 1983.
Broussard, Rolland L.
The purpose of this multi-year project was to develop a delivery system for adult education through expanded outreach opportunities using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and computer-managed instruction (CMI) for undereducated adults in a home-based context. In phase 1 of the three-year project, planning, development, and testing of CAI in a traditional adult education part-time setting was conducted in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. During phase 2, this experience was continued and the classes expanded to two sites. A selected class emphasizing CAI was conducted during phase 3 along with a component in four to six homes. In all phases a regularly available CAI hardware system was coupled with an adult basic education curriculum available from Computer Curriculum Corporation. A curriculum coordinator and an aide were employed to conduct the CAI sessions and to prepare a curriculum guide that would coordinate the CAI curriculum with usual adult education instructional materials. Results of the experiment indicated that the CAI students showed slightly higher progress than non-CAI students in academic growth. Therefore, it was concluded that the use of CAI and CMI could be beneficial to undereducated adults, both in class and in the home, with the assistance of adult education teachers. Because of certain limiting factors, the use of a microcomputer with the curriculum developed for this project might be more feasible for extending adult education services into homes. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
Identifiers: Louisiana (Lafayette Parish); 310 Project
Note: For a related document, see ED 220 654. Also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.