ERIC Number: ED069153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Instruction and the New Student.
Sax, Suzanne E.
Educators, concerned over the educational deficiencies of many students, largely from low-income and minority populations, are seeking new instructional techniques. One method which may hold considerable promise for remedial education is computer-assisted instruction (CAI). The present paper describes CAI, its various uses, its particular adaptability to the needs of new students, and the problems which hinder its widespread adoption at the present time. In addition, the results are presented of a survey of six installations which are using CAI in remedial programs for college students. Included in the survey are descriptions of the facilities of each installation, their operational procedures, educational materials, and evaluative data. Recommendations are offered to future CAI installations based upon these observations. Finally, an annotated bibliography is included which describes the current major references available on CAI and the new student. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.