ERIC Number: ED219863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
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Computer-Assisted Learning: A Learner-Driven Model.
Many computerized educational activities are controlled by the student as well as by the hardware or software being used. When the student can make decisions that will affect the responses of the computer, the computer becomes a tool for exploration and is not merely a vehicle for delivering instruction. Some of the activities that involve student control are programming (which permits the greatest degree of control), word processing, using message systems for communication with operators at other terminals, producing artistic works with computer graphics, manipulating databases, using simulations, and playing computer games. To create effective learner-driven computer environments, teachers must understand the systems they are using and be able to adapt the hardware and software to their own instructional styles and their students' needs. It is difficult at present to quantify the effects of learner-driven computer education, though it is clear that such a mode of instruction can encourage the process-oriented thinking that many educators seek in their students. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Programing, Student Developed Materials, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Developed Materials, Word Processing
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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