ERIC Number: ED112951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Improvement and Individualization of Computer-Assisted Instruction: Final Report.
Beard, Marian; And Others
Four research projects were conducted on the improvement of individualized instruction. Two methods of teaching foreign language were examined. In the first, the computer stored a profile of the student's previous performance in German vocabulary, and it developed a strategy to teach the student additional German words. The second project tested the effectiveness of a special keyword association method to maximize the retention of Spanish and Russian vocabulary. The second two projects were computer-assisted courses in computer programing: Algebraic Interpretive Dialogue (AID), and BASIC Instructional Program (BIP). In both, the computer combines the student's history and the structure of the curriculum to construct the optimal teaching strategy. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Instructional Design, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Programed Instructional Materials, Programed Tutoring, Programing, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.