ERIC Number: ED255171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Aided Instruction in Circuit Analysis for the Personal Computer Microcomputing Working Paper Series F 84-10.
Gerber, E. L.
The Macintosh microcomputer was selected by Drexel University as part of a program that requires all freshman to have access to a personal computer. Because of a lack of good courseware for the chosen microcomputer, especially in electrical engineering, Drexel has provided faculty release time, several development systems, computer assisted instruction (CAI) workshops, and some support personnel. The faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are preparing CAI programs for the sophomore courses in Introduction to Computer Logic, and Circuits and Systems. Two approaches to CAI programs are being used that vary in how users proceed through the material. Both approaches are interactive dialog methods that run well on the Macintosh system. In one method, introductory material and theory are followed by examples and problems. Students can select the topics and sub-topics in a unit that they wish to study by using the program menu. In the second approach, students' progress depends on their responses to a series of problems. Remediation is offered in each case of an incorrect response. (LMM)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Courseware, Design Requirements, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Microcomputers, Program Descriptions
Working Paper Series, Microcomputing Program, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Drexel University, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.
Identifiers: Apple Macintosh; Drexel University PA
Note: Paper published in the Proceedings of the 1984 Frontiers in Education Conference (Philadelphia, PA, October 3-5, 1984). For related documents, see IR 011 541-544.