ERIC Number: ED041203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Adult Basic Education Students toward Computer-Aided Instruction.
Sherman Mark A.; Klare, George R.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) students with either no computer assisted education instruction (CAI) experience (NE group), and with a fifteen-minute introduction to CAI (CAI group) were given a 14-item questionnaire to determine their attitude toward CAI. Agreement or disagreement was elicited for statements comparing CAI to the teacher or other instructional media, or concerning technical aspects of computer use, work requirements, and general feelings toward the machine. The overall attitude of the NE group was slightly positive, while the CAI group was decidedly positive. Many of the uncertainties concerning working speed and technical aspects of the computer use were reduced or eliminated by the orientation. All the students, however, expressed the need for the teacher. The results of this study show that students are, in spite of certain anxieties, eager to use CAI. Teachers in ABE were thus encouraged to use computer aided instruction, the great benefits of which are only starting to be realized. (Author/PT)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Computing Center.