ERIC Number: ED043190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Flexible Teaching Methods for CAI Systems.
Hammel, D. G.
Although much progress has been made in the ten years that computer-assisted instruction (CAI) has been researched, two major problems still exist. One is the high cost of CAI; the other is its lack of flexibility. The former problem will abate with improved technology and the creation of educational CAI utility systems. One possible solution to the latter problem is a flexible CAI approach which is applicable to the teaching of tractable lessons. This approach affords the student the opportunity to solve involved problems using the CAI system as his personal scratchpad computing aide and tutor; in this mode the system continuously evaluates the student's conceptual and computational accuracies, making helpful comments as required. Also, the student may apportion his time on the system so that he is able to interrogate in depth those topics which he finds more difficult to assimilate. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Display Systems, Programed Instruction, Programing, Programing Languages
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Electronics Research Center.