ERIC Number: ED083798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-29
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Interpretation of Positions and Points of View Expressed by Experts in Response to Specific Questions.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
A detailed statement of ideas expressed during and after a UNESCO Consultation on Computer-Assisted Instruction (March 16-19, 1970) prepared for the information of UNESCO experts is presented in this report. After an overview of the report, a brief section which reviews some of the remarks made by the experts about computers, educational technology, and developing countries is offered. The remainder of the report consists of the points of view expressed in discussion which have a bearing on 14 questions put to the participants by UNESCO about: exploitation of unused computer capacity, cost of use at present and in the future, the first application--levels and courses, flexibility and adaptability in learning exercises--trends in the United States, materials development and testing, the availability and applicability of prepackaged systems, inservice teacher training, mass applications contrasted with micro systems, transferability of instructional materials and procedures, computerization of courses, teacher training for courses assisted by computers, resource personnel, environmental factors, and timing for the initiation of a pilot project. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Technology, Environmental Influences, Flexible Progression, Human Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Staff Role, Teacher Education, Time Sharing
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).