ERIC Number: ED107243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Less Equals More: Coaching/Prompting CAI as a Tool Technology.
Cooper, Ted L.
Recent reviews of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in various journals suggest that the technological and economic barriers to its adoption and use may be overcome in the very near future, and that CAI will be feasible in a number of educational settings. Computer hardware costs have dropped dramatically in recent years, and a variety of programing languages are available to the user. Two major problems remain to be overcome. First, there are problems of instructional strategy including the lack of preservice and inservice teacher education on the use of CAI. In particular, there is a need for better training on the methodology of lesson development for CAI. Second, the variety of computer programing languages together with their technical intricacies presents a significant barrier to widespread use. In an effort to overcome the latter problem, Boeing Computer Services (BCS) has developed a series of computer routines to aid the instructor in the development and use of CAI lesson modules, SCHOLAR/TEACH. The software is currently in pilot testing and may be available for more general use in the near future. When available to the public, it will include a series of self-tutorial modules to assist teachers in the field with the use of the system for curriculum development. (DGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Seattle, WA.