ERIC Number: ED123390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Models in Adult Education.
Paeschke, Phyllis A.
The paper examines in depth administrative and instructional uses of the computer in adult education. The author demonstrates: (1) positive findings related to the feasible use of the computer in data analyses and report writing for administrative purposes, and (2) preliminary, yet encouraging, findings in the area of computer managed instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students. The research findings presented are based on a review of the literature, investigation of computer application models, and a two-year computer application in Massachusetts. The described computer application is a response to seven ABE needs identified on several levels which are delineated and discussed in depth in the paper. The body of the paper is divided into two major sections. The first is a discussion of administrative uses of the computer in Adult Education and includes a chart of current ABE administrative computer applications in various States. The second section deals with instructional uses (computer managed and computer assisted instruction) and contains a descriptive chart of major computer managed instruction systems in operation. Within these two broad sections substantial references are made to significant contributions in the field and to the Massachusetts application specifically. A three-page bibliography concludes the report. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Analysis, Databases, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Information Retrieval, Instructional Improvement, Management Systems, Models, Program Administration, Recordkeeping
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts