ERIC Number: ED129652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Political Science. Instructional Resource Monograph No. 4.
Pool, Jonathan, Ed.
This six-author study highlights the most significant attributes of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) and explains the techniques of authoring CAI lessons in political science. Fourth in a series of Instructional Resource Monographs, the volume has the objective to inform political science teachers and students about what CAI has to offer on a range of topics, including political philosophy and political behavior. The volume is divided into two sections. Section I concerns theory and deals with the capabilities and problems of CAI in general. It is divided into three chapters: "The Computer as an Aid to Effective Teaching;""CAI: What's in It for Me?;" and "Authoring Made Easier: How CAI Packages Work." Section II deals with CAI practice and presents three experimental examples of CAI in political science. It includes these chapters: "Playing Politics: Reflections on an Experiment in Computer-Based Education;""Computer-Assisted Instruction in Political Philosophy;" and "Teaching Principles and Methods with CAI." A guide to selected continuing sources of information on CAI is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Data Analysis, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Experimental Programs, Feedback, Higher Education, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation, Political Attitudes, Political Science, Programed Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
Publications, American Political Science Association, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00 paperback)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.