ERIC Number: ED026859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Some Essays on Computers in Education.
Pincus, Margaret E., Ed.
Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education prepared papers exploring the scope of computer use in education. While computers are not yet capable of wholly replacing teachers, they are capable of a higher level of complex behavior than is generally realized. Computers may be misused to perpetuate certain dubious teaching practices; therefore, educators, not technicians, should guide their use. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) at the elementary school level needs to develop more branching programs and become capable of more dialogue. To be a more adaptive tool the computer should also provide access to its computational and display facilities, deal with natural language responses more effectively, and have an efficient interactive response device. Computer simulation of classroom situations can allow teachers to test various instructional and disciplinary strategies. The simulation technique can also aid in training school and educational administrators. Curricula can use computer-generated visual aids, bibliographies, glossaries, problem sets, and logical sequences for course material. College applicants can be screened more effectively with computer aid. A bibliography is appended. (JY)
Descriptors: Branching, College Admission, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Curriculum Development, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Professional Training, Programed Instruction, Programing, Simulation, Teacher Education
New England School Development Council, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 ($5.00).
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Sponsor: New England Education Data Systems, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: New England School Development Council, Cambridge, MA.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.