ERIC Number: ED069109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Using the Computer in Education; A Briefing for School Decision Makers.
Watson, Paul G.
An attempt is made in this monograph to synthesize and review the literature dealing with the use of computers in education. Chapter one reviews current modes of computer utilization in education, sketches some of the historical antecedents leading to the current state of the art, and defines some of the terminology and concepts referred to in the monograph. Chapter two reviews in detail current modes or strategies in using computers to support education, and chapter three discusses purported and demonstrated advantages and disadvantages of computers. The fourth chapter describes elements making up the typical computer-assisted instruction system and then reviews some of the current operational computer systems that demonstrate modes discussed in the second chapter. Chapter five reviews research concerning interactions of learning and individual differences and with learning and teaching theory, while chapter six discusses some of the trends, problems, and issues regarding the future use of the computer in education. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Change, Individual Differences, Individual Instruction, Learning Processes, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
Educational Technology Publications, 140 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($3.95)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Publications, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.