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ERIC Number: ED117981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Pages: 29
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New Directions and Issues in Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Bhatia, Tej K.
This paper examines several theoretical and empirical issues, together with new directions in thinking, which have emerged as the result of significant research done on the PLATO IV computer and with the advancement of the language pedogogical theory. CAI previously encountered three basic problems: (1) the cost of hardware, (2) the lack of adequate software, and (3) the algorithmic ability of the machine. The first two difficulties have been overcome by PLATO IV. The attitude conveyed by the Goedel Theorem in the field of mathematics and the algorithmic ability of the machine are no longer the center of controversy in the humanities. The focus is on how to exploit the capabilities of the computer and how to establish a meaningful interaction between man and the machine. Thus, attitudes toward machines have changed significantly. Theoretical problems are investigated along two parameters: computer-based and non-computer-based pedagogy. The former incorporates such questions as the various roles of the computer and which roles a humanist should assign to it. The "concept of sequencing" is discussed. The discussion of empirical issues includes questions such as whether or not the machine dominates man. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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