ERIC Number: ED161433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Computers for Learning: The Uses of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) in California Public Schools.
Grimes, Don Marston
Implications of and resource information on the use of computer assisted instruction (CAI) in California public schools are presented under the following headings: (1) definition of CAI, (2) effectiveness of CAI, (3) obstacles to the use of CAI, (4) the turnaround in CAI acceptance and use, (5) instructional potential of CAI, and (6) how to obtain information on CAI. Subtopics discussed in these sections include drill and practice, problem solving, simulations, and tutorial formats; cost and availability of computers, curriculum quality, adverse attitudes; shifting economies, increasing expertise, changing attitudes; computer capacity, computer graphics; and computer demonstrations, other educators, computer programing, shopping for computers. (CMV)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Diffusion, Educational Innovation, Instructional Improvement, Public Schools, State of the Art Reviews, Trend Analysis
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.