ERIC Number: ED114018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Computers and the Learning Process in Higher Education.
Rockart, John Fralick; Morton, Michael S. Scott
How will the computer affect learning on the college campus? How should a faculty member go about selecting a mode of computer-based instruction for a particular course? These questions are the point of departure for this particular analysis of the use of the computer in instruction. The analysis begins with the construction of a model of the learning process. The second step is to attempt to match the stages of learning and the material to be learned with the capabilities of computer technology. The result is an assessment not only of what computers can do in contributing to learning but also of what they cannot do. One of the by-products of this interesting approach is the identification of noncomputer forms of instructional technology that appear to be most effective for certain learning purposes not served by computers. For example, textbooks and programmed tests seem to be the most effective means of a student to acquire knowledge. But computers will be useful in embedding knowledge and in the integrating and testing phases of learning. The contribution of computerized instruction will be an enrichment of the learning process but not a substitution entirely or even substantially for traditional learning modes. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Media, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning, Learning Processes
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020 ($17.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.