ERIC Number: ED072070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-31
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An Evaluation of the Demonstrations Being Conducted by the University of Illinois and the MITRE Corporation of Their Respective Computer Assisted Instructional Systems. Annual Report.
Anastasio, Ernest J.
Progress made on the development of a plan for evaluating the cost performance and educational benefits of the TICCIT and PLATO projects is summarized in this annual report. The basic focus of the first section of the report, Cost Analysis, is to provide answers to the fundamental question of how much these two CAI methods cost compared with some measure of non-CAI "baseline" educational costs. The second section, Educational Analysis, describes the baseline educational analysis that will be implemented during 1972-73. Attention is given to achievement and attitude measurement, the experimental design, and plans for data collection. In the third section, Technical Analysis, the progress of the two systems to-date is summarized, as based on site visits to both the University of Illinois and MITRE, in relation to system development, decisions that will be important in the determination of the nature of the final system, and the adequacy of the method for collecting system performance data. An extensive bibliography, with brief annotations, lists recent writings related to the subject of computer-based education in general and those technically related to the research, development, and evaluation concerns of the project. The two appendices to the report are: A. Survey of Instructor Activities and Attitudes, and B. Attitudes toward Reading Questionnaires--Grade 2 and Grades 4 and 6. (For related documents, see TM 002 297, 298, and 386.) (DB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Office of Computing Activities.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.