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ERIC Number: ED084820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 9
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An Analysis of Development/Use Time Ratios for a Computer Assisted Instruction Unit On Basic Household Electricity.
Gailey, Frances
A study was designed to develop to operational status a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) unit on household electricity for an introductory course in household equipment. A second purpose of the project was to obtain data on development time in relation to student on-line time. The unit consisted of four modules, one each on electrical terms, safe use of electricity, a household circuit game, and the cost of electricity. A CAI unit called "heelec" was prepared, evaluated by its users and judged acceptable by students and instructors. Development time was comprised of author time and computer related activity time; records showed that author time and computer related activity were nearly equal for each of the four modules, thus supporting the conclusion that two distinct kinds of specialists--content authors and computer personnel--are needed to develop CAI units. The ratio of total development time to student on-line time was 137:1. (LB)
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Note: Paper presented at Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 7 through 9, 1973)