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ERIC Number: ED079950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 11
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A CAI Literacy Development Program for Career-Oriented Youth.
Golub, Lester S.
Computer specialists developed a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) literacy development program for career oriented youths, the goals of which were: 1) to enable illiterate and semiliterate youths (ages 14-21) to read at the 8th grade level in the area of their vocational choice; 2) to offer them job-oriented reading materials to assist in preparing them for jobs; and 3) to give them a sequence of career information. The program took advantage of a CAI's ability to store, evaluate, and feedback information, to engage student interest, and to individualize instruction. It used an IBM 1500 computer with Coursewriter II language and had a student display screen, keyboard, light-pen, random-access audio and image projectors, and playback-record capacity. The program obtained biographical information from students and directed them through a series of instructional units, criterion checks, and tests. Formative and tentative summative evaluations of student interests and learning demonstrated the capability of the system to offer them a useful reading program. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.