ERIC Number: ED035291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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New York State Conference on Instructional Uses of the Computer. Final Report.
Goodman, Walter; Gould, Thomas F.
A conference on the instructional uses of the computer was held in New York State in October, 1968. The purpose of the conference was to discuss and analyze new trends in computer-assisted instruction, to disseminate new information on advances in educational technology, to acquaint participants with activities in New York State computer centers, and to consider ways of better coordinating CAI efforts within the state. Reports given by the major CAI users in New York make up the first section of the report. The second section contains a general discussion of the future prospects of computer-assisted instruction. The advance of computer hardware has been so rapid that hardware technology is now four to six years ahead of the user's capability to take advantage of it. There is a general lack of computer software as a concomitant result. CAI is reported to be from five to fifteen times as expensive as conventional instruction. The conclusion reached by the conference is that all programs are in an exploratory stage with plenty of enthusiasm but little firm evidence that computers can change the quality of instruction significantly. (BB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Conference Reports, Conferences, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Instructional Improvement, State Surveys, Teaching Machines
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center on Innovation in Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Demonstration of Computer Aided Instruction and other Educational Media, Yorktown Heights, NY.