ERIC Number: ED074706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Learner-Controlled Computer-Assisted Instruction. Annual Report. (Final) 1 May 70 - 30 April 71.
Berkeley Enterprises, Inc., Newtonville, MA.
The purpose of this research was to design several "small" and "interesting" computer programs which were acceptable and stimulating to the student, were controlled by the student rather than the teacher, and produced understanding of the knowledge to be learned. This report describes the assumptions made about interaction, motivation, and the role of the computer and also describes three computer programs produced: a probability and statistics explainer, an elementary algebra explainer, and a preliminary explainer for a section of a Navy training manual. Each of these programs contained an interchangeable message tape, so that if the structure of calls and messages was preserved, the program could be applied in many more areas. The report also points out avenues for further development of learner-controlled computer-assisted instruction. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Annual Reports, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Design, Guides, Instructional Design, Man Machine Systems, Programed Instruction, Statistics, Student Centered Curriculum
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-749 793; MF $0.95; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Enterprises, Inc., Newtonville, MA.