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ERIC Number: ED098943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 27
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Pygmalion's Computer.
Peelle, Howard A.
Computers have undoubtedly entered the educational arena, mainly in the areas of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and artificial intelligence, but whether educators should embrace computers and exactly how they should use them are matters of great debate. The use of computers in support of educational administration is widely accepted. Computers and computing can be an object of study--the field of computer science. Another use is making computers a vehicle for learning, and this is usually referred to as computer-assisted instruction. The last use of computers has suffered from stagnation and disappointment despite the early high expectations. The field of CAI is in dire need of revitalization and several new directions for human uses of computers in teaching are gaming and simulation, artificial intelligence in CAI and "ad-lib" CAI. The emerging areas should give control of the learning situation back to the student. (WH)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.