ERIC Number: ED243547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Instruction: A Decade of Experience in Humanizing the Use of High Tech.
Netherton, Jean C.; And Others
These four presentations provide information on various aspects of the use of the Time-shared, Interactive, Computer Controlled, Information Television (TICCIT) system by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). First, Jean C. Netherton provides background on the 10-year history of NVCC's involvement with the TICCIT system and offers information about TICCIT operations, equipment, usage, and acceptance among students. Next, J. Clarence Sasscer refutes the myth that computers in education threaten faculty jobs, arguing that the institution has a great deal of control over the development of computer use in instruction and thus is responsible if jobs are threatened. Then, Monica Sasscer examines two courseware related myths; i.e., computer systems come with courseware and institutions will not have to invest in course development; and creating course materials is easy. Rather, Dr. Sasscer argues, computer-based instruction is a labor intensive, expensive undertaking and that the introduction of the TICCIT system at NVCC brought about problems based on the pedagogical value of the materials developed. Finally, Barbara Wyles confronts the notion that computer-assisted instruction translates qualitative disciplines into quantitative skills, turning humanists into technocrats. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Virginia Community College; TICCIT Computer System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (64th, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 1984).