ERIC Number: ED021988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
In Service Training in Computer Assisted Instruction for Vocational Teachers. Final Report.
McGregor, G.C.; Reynolds, Robert R.
This project was the third in a proposed 5-phase project for developing vocational education curriculum for junior and senior high school students. Thirteen vocational education teachers participated during the period from July 13 to October 15, 1966. A specific objective for each participant was to develop a 1-semester course in his particular subject area which would be used in establishing a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) Curriculum in vocational education. The objective of completing a semester's course appeared to have been too ambitious. From 50 to 150 hours of work was required to produce one 40-minute class lesson. Only one to one and one half class lessons could be prepared since the participants spent 15 hours in preparation each week, outside of the required attendance of 2 hours each evening on Monday through Thursday, in 6 weeks. The most important single impediment of the project was the lack of reliability of the CAI equipment. Recommendations and guidelines for future programs are listed. A sample course section, "Introduction to Data Processing," for CAI instruction is included in the appendix. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Providence Coll., RI. Computer Center.