ERIC Number: ED204702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Computer-Assisted Instruction: One Aid for Teachers of Reading.
Rauch, Margaret; Samojeden, Elizabeth
Computer assisted instruction (CAI), an instructional system with direct interaction between the student and the computer, can be a valuable aid for presenting new concepts, for reinforcing of selective skills, and for individualizing instruction. The advantages CAI provides include self-paced learning, more efficient allocation of classroom time, and feedback that allows students and teachers to monitor progress. The disadvantages of CAI include difficulty locating specific, relevant programs and the time and limitations for writing alternative programs, and the inconvenience of computer "down" time. Teachers designing a CAI curriculum for a reading and study skills course, may choose modules of instruction for time management, study strategies, note taking, test taking, and independent study. If a designer must write a program, the services of various support personnel, such as a computer consultant, a programer, or a secretary to type in the program, may be enlisted. The designer should review the completed program and evaluate whether the original objectives were met. Students and other teachers can also evaluate the program, which will allow for continual updating and maintenance of the program. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the Minnesota Post-Secondary Reading Council (St. Cloud, MN, April 1981).