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ERIC Number: ED047005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-11
Pages: 6
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How to Evaluate Computer Assisted Instruction.
Mitzel, Harold E.
Rather than presenting a cookbook recipe for how to evaluate computer assisted instruction (CAI), a number of queries relevant to the evaluation of CAI are presented and explicated. (1) Is it possible that CAI offers opportunities to reach cognitive instructional objectives to which users of conventional methods do not aspire? (2) Is it reasonable to compare CAI and conventional methods performance in a single subject like mathematics when the pupils under study are enrolled in four or five other subjects (e.g., history, health, English, foreign languages, etc.) taught by conventional processes? (3) How does one in an overall evaluation of CAI ensure the proper weighting of cognitive criteria based on pupil achievement, and affective criteria based on pupil attitudes and feelings? (4) If we classify the dependent variables of CAI evaluation into two categories, obtrusive and unobtrusive, or both equally persuasive to decision makers? Some suggested unobtrusive measures are length of attention span, mastery time, and absentee rate. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.