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ERIC Number: ED129298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 8
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Computer Based Education in Teacher Education: An Institutional Development Strategy.
Muston, Ray; Wagstaff, Rita
A two year pilot study of interactive computing in teacher education began in 1973 at the University of Iowa. Project planning included provisions for four support systems--faculty involvement, technical support, communication and hardware and facilities. A committee of representative faculty and staff had responsibility for planning, program development and evaluation procedures. A Computer Based Education Laboratory was established with terminals hardwired to the central university computing system. To stimulate faculty interest and development, a survey to solicit expressions of interest was conducted, followed by workshops in instructional technology and computer-assisted instruction (CAI). There has been a continual increase in the use of the computer system by both undergraduates and graduate students. Student and faculty materials development has remained fairly constant. In attitude surveys students agreed that the computer is a useful instructional tool. Evaluation of cognitive gains by student users showed learning was facilitated by the CAI modules. Future plans include continuing support for faculty development, distribution of products and continued evaluation of results. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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