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ERIC Number: ED087419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 8
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Humanizing Computer Managed Instruction Systems: The Difference Between Success and Failure.
Kerr, Eugene G.
Computer-managed instruction (CMI) makes possible education which is individualized, adaptive, multi-mediated and student-controlled. CMI, however, is not yet successful and part of the reason for the failure is that the human aspects of the programs have been poorly managed. This situation can be remedied if the systems designers can learn to apply their approach not only to hardware and software, but also to the preparation of the personnel involved in CMI. In the case of teachers, this means that those responsible for instructional design should: 1) analyze the teacher's present actual role; 2) determine the teacher's new role; 3) compare the features of the two roles; 4) wherever possible restructure the emerging role to minimize the amount of change required; 5) develop detailed implementation and training plans; and 6) construct evaluation plans to monitor training materials and the actual working environment. Once followed, this approach will greatly enhance CMI's chances for success. (PB)
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