ERIC Number: ED110072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Attitudes of Medical School Administrators Toward Cost Factors Relating to Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Williams, Mary Carter; Milner, Stuart D.
The attitudes of medical school administrators toward six cost factors relevant to the production of sophisticated clinical programs in schools which offer, expect to offer, or do not expect to offer CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) were identified and compared. The six cost factors were: (1) authorship, (2) incentives, (3) distribution, (4) replacement, (5) evaluation, and (6) training. The major hypothesis was that the attitudes of administrators in medical schools which offered, expected to offer, or did not expect to offer CAI toward the six cost factors would not differ significantly. The population of the study was composed of deans and dean appointees of 115 colleges of medicine in the United States. Survey research techniques were used to determine the attitudes of administrators towards the six cost factors. It was found that all of the groups of administrators had similar attitudes towards and were generally receptive to the relevance of the six factors. Additionally, they expressed uncertainty about the role of cost-effectiveness in the production of clinical programs. (SBM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems Winter Meeting (Charleston, South Carolina, January 28 -30, 1975)