ERIC Number: ED043195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-12
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Coulson, John E.
The latest computer-based instruction (CBI) systems are technically feasible and can teach a variety of subject areas to students ranging in grade level from kindergarten to college. However, CBI is still largely in the research and development state. There are few, if any CBI systems in regular operational use. As a consequence, there is little empirical evidence that CBI is a practical approach for long-term application in a large number of schools, or that CBI can teach more effectively than "conventional" methods. Limited experience indicates that the effectiveness of CBI is largely dependent on the care taken in: (1) preparing and revising the content material itself; (2) designing the teaching strategy by which the computer program selects sequences of material to meet individual student needs; and (3) human engineering of both the equipment and the program to facilitate communication between the human and the machine. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Display Systems, Feedback, Instructional Design, Man Machine Systems, Programed Instruction, Programing, Sequential Approach, Students, Teaching Machines
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.