ERIC Number: ED240326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers/Adult Basic Education: A Project Directed at Implementing CAI for Adult Learners and Identifying Courseware for GED/ABE Programs. Report No. 1. Implementing Computer Assisted Instruction in Adult Basic Education Programming: Observations in a Rural Setting. Report No. 2. Selected Courseware for GED/ABE Programming.
Paul, Daniel M.; Kantrowitz, Jonathan D.
This report provides research on the ramifications of implementing computer-assisted instruction (CAI) within the established framework for conducting adult basic education. The first part is narrative beginning with an historical overview of CAI. Topics include the availability of computer hardware in public schools, teacher preparation for CAI, and the role of computers in educational settings. CAI is defined, and theoretical and research support for CAI is presented. The project setting and unanticipated consequences are then described. The courseware selected is listed, and learner and instructor responses to the types of courseware available are reported. Other sections discuss nontraditional and traditional instructional strategies using CAI, integration of CAI, attitudes of students and instructors toward CAI, and outcomes. The second part of the report is a compilation of courseware that may be appropriate for GED preparation. They are arranged by these subject areas: writing skills, social studies, science, reading skills, and mathematics/basic skills. Each description provides a title, an annotation, a computer model, and costs. Courseware choices for a limited budget are arranged by computer model. A list of courseware descriptions for adult basic education programming is also included. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Shenandoah Valley School District, Shenandoah, PA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; 310 Project
Note: For a related document, see ED 228 457.