ERIC Number: ED054621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Computer Assisted Instruction: A General Discussion and Case Study.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Training.
The major advantages in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) are the potential for the individualization of instruction and the savings in instructional time. CAI's major disadvantages include the large amount of time required for course development, personnel required, initial outlay of funds, and the total cost. Other disadvantages, due to the present state of the art, are the small amount of software readily available and the short supply of personnel able to develop CAI programs. The three main methods of programing, in order of complexity, are linear, branching, and multi-track. These methods are explained briefly as preface to a case study of CAI courses at the U.S. Naval Academy. Procedures for course development, course revision, course conduct, and course evaluation are reviewed. Recommendations for personnel and time resources, as a result of the Naval Academy experience, are set forth. (JK)
Descriptors: Branching, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Facility Requirements, Personnel Needs, Programing, Training
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 10402 (Stock No. 0600-0551; 30J)
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Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Training.