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ERIC Number: ED083817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 10
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The Use of CAI Modules As Components of a Methods Course in the Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics.
Heimer, Ralph T.
A computer-assisted instructional (CAI) course at Pennsylvania State University uses an IBM 1500 system to introduce education majors to strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics. CAI is employed to provide individualized instruction on the theoretical aspects of the subject. The course is divided into 16 modules, each of which contains an outline of the content and a set of instructional objectives. Sequences of instructional episodes are designed for each objective; these are flow-charted, thus providing documentation not only of curricular material but also of the instructional logic. The advantages of the course as it is structured are that it offers self-paced individualized instruction and that it gives feedback for continuous modification of the program. In addition, the CAI course constitutes an instructional laboratory in which basic instructional research can be carried out. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.