ERIC Number: ED049614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Strategies in Computer-Assisted Instruction: A Selective Overview.
Block, Karen K.
The history of some computer-assisted instruction (CAI) strategies is traced. A number of components of computerized instruction systems are described and explanations provided on the influence these components have in the development and production of a CAI system. A description of the interaction between a student and a CAI system is presented to show the impact of CAI on a student. Using the work of Dr. Patrick Suppes at Stanford University and that of the Learning Research and Development Center as primary examples, the instructional strategies of drill-and-practice systems are differentiated from those of tutorial systems. Other modes of CAI, such as simulations and interactive laboratories, are briefly described. Aspects of instructional strategies are considered which bear on the design of CAI lessons. The future of CAI is projected, with special reference to technical problems and curriculum design. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.