ERIC Number: ED220654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Homebased Computer Assisted Adult Education Project--Phase II. Final Project Report, September 1, 1981, through August 31, 1982.
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
A project was conducted by the University of Southwestern Louisiana in cooperation with local adult education programs to develop a delivery system for adult education through expanded outreach opportunities using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and computer-managed instruction (CMI). During the 3-year project, a homebased CAI delivery system for adult basic education (ABE) and general educational development (GED) students was developed and tested. A curriculum guide for instructors that correlated the computer program lesson material with commonly available resource material in adult education programs in Louisiana was prepared. Thirty-nine adult education students received supplementary computer-assisted instruction during 93 2.5-hour sessions in fall 1981 and spring 1982. Adult students manipulated the computer hardware as they studied the ABE/GED curriculum materials. The average grade-equivalence elevation score for the CAI students was 2.2, which was .8 greater than non-CAI student scores for a group not using the CAI programs, both on a local and statewide basis. It was concluded that undereducated adults can manipulate CAI adult educational systems of the type tested and that the CAI and CMI system seems transportable to a homebased environment. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
Note: Also sponsored by a grant from the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.