ERIC Number: ED254918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The MICROPIK Model: Choosing Computer Systems for Instruction.
Wholeben, Brent Edward
MICROPIK is a multiple-alternatives, criterion-referenced model for evaluating CAI (computer-assisted instruction) software and microcomputer hardware against selected curricular objectives. The model provides decision-modeling control over diverse interactive patterns that occur when computer hardware, courseware, and instructional objectives are compared for their value in facilitating future instructional computing needs at the district level. Using a partitioned trimatrix modeling structure, the complex interactions between hardware costs, software quality, and curriculum requirements are cross-compared, and the best instructional computing system identified. While computer modeling is somewhat complex, district-level considerations for acquisition of computer equipment and materials for educational purposes warrant a meticulous approach to decision-making, on account of the wide array of hardware and courseware becoming available on the market. Four pages of selected readings and references are included. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Decision Support Systems; MICROPIK Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Educational Planning (New Orleans, LA, October 17-19, 1984).