ERIC Number: ED343651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Implementing CAI at San Juan College: Toward the Campus of the Future.
Griffiths, John B.
In 1991, a study was conducted at San Juan College (SJC) to examine existing research, issues, and faculty attitudes and needs regarding computer-assisted instruction (CAI). A faculty needs assessment survey was prepared and conducted, a review of the research literature was undertaken, and initial guidelines were drafted for the utilization of CAI at SJC. The literature review suggested that the most effective use of CAI is drill and practice for students who have some basic skills. During the spring term, all 175 full- and part-time faculty at SJC were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward CAI and their needs for assistance and support in implementing CAI. Survey findings, based on an 18% response rate, included the following: (1) most faculty believed that CAI is most useful activities outside of the classroom, such as practicing skills, enriching study materials, and testing knowledge; (2) faculty expressed the need for information about CAI packages in their subjects, an evaluation facility, and information about the uses of CAI for work outside the classroom; (3) respondents were also willing to explore in-class uses of CAI provided that it contributes to productivity and teaching effectiveness. The study report includes guidelines for making progress in the instructional and administrative uses of computers. The survey instrument, a draft policy and procedures statement, and a list of selected educational system vendors are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Coll., Farmington, NM.
Note: A staff development mini-grant report.