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ERIC Number: ED348876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developing English CBI Programs at Doshisha University.
Kitao, Kenji
Doshisha Business Review, v43 n4 p137-70 Jan 1992
Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) has been studied in Japan since about 1963. However, materials for computer-assisted English second language instruction at the college level are not highly developed. A 1985 experiment in CAI at one Japanese university used materials developed by faculty, staff, and students. Instruction using CAI at Doshisha University (Japan) began in 1986 with very limited facilities and time-sharing. Additional funding beginning in 1988 allowed development of facilities, training, and program development. The computer-based instruction (CBI) English grammar program opened in fall 1988 with a typing program and three classes. Commercial software was unavailable, but specialists were brought in to develop courseware. Currently, computers are used for instruction with words (not sounds or visuals), class administration, and individual assistance to students. The classes are gaining in popularity. English courses using CBI include, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and conversation. Students are offered an orientation to the computers. Teachers are trained and provided with instructor manuals. The system works with the Hitachi 2020 computer, which is not networked. The main program types used currently include typing, multiple-choice response, and write-in response. Four major computer-managed instruction programs have also been developed. Review of the materials and methods indicate strengths, potential, and areas for improvement. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Doshisha University (Japan); Japan