ERIC Number: ED099041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-17
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Strategy to Implement the Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction at an Urban Community College.
One educational innovation that is receiving national attention is computer assisted instruction (CAI). The PLATO system developed at the University of Illinois (Urbana) is perhaps the most sophisticated CAI system. As with other CAI systems, it permits each student to learn at his own pace; it can provide precise feedback and remedial or advanced work depending on the student's performance; and it can serve as test, text, and tutor. Over the next few years, the Educational Testing Service will be evaluating CAI projects, including the PLATO Project at Kennedy-King College. The implementation strategy used at Kennedy-King will influence the reception of CAI by its faculty and students, and the project's success or failure may help decide the fate of CAI. The preliminary results of the project indicate that students who have used PLATO find the experience enjoyable and feel that CAI has helped them learn. If technical difficulties are overcome as expected, the PLATO Project will continue to be successful. (Appendixes provide the PLATO Schedule, Students' PLATO Evaluation, and Faculty Questionnaire.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois