ERIC Number: ED033578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-1
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The Implementation of CAI at Florida State University.
A Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) center, designed to train graduate students in CAI, conduct learning research, and develop prototypic instructional materials and systems, is described in this report. The problems of dealing with financial needs for staff salaries and computer costs, recruiting experienced personnel and identifying qualified graduate students, developing academic training courses, handling professional identity, and selecting and using computer hardware are examined in detail, and a brief review of the past and present projects carried out by the Center is presented: the development and evaluation of a college physics course, instruction and evaluation of seventh and eighth grade science students, basic and applied research in the uses of computers in education, research in the use of CAI systems in testing, and the provision of a remote CAI terminal for mathematics instruction. Finally, Center future directions, such as continued training in the use of CAI, research in the capabilities of computer systems, interest in applied research and development, and investigations into decreasing CAI implementation and use costs are announced. (SP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computers, Educational Programs, Educational Testing, Faculty Recruitment, Graduate Students, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Physics, Professional Recognition, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Research and Development Centers, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Note: Paper presented at National Society for Programmed Instruction (Washington, D.C., April, 1969)