ERIC Number: ED230738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Pilot Project in Computer Assisted Instruction for Adult Basic Education Students. Adult Learning Centers, the Adult Program, 1982-83.
Buckley, Elizabeth; Johnston, Peter
In February 1977, computer assisted instruction (CAI) was introducted to the Great Neck Adult Learning Centers (GNALC) to promote greater cognitive and affective growth of educationally disadvantaged adults. The project expanded to include not only adult basic education (ABE) students studying in the learning laboratory, but also ABE students studying within group instructional classroom settings. The GNALC became a regional center of CAI use with hook-ups at four adult centers. ABE students from the GNALC used six courses as a core part of their basic skills program: adult reading skills, adult arithmetic skills, adult language skills, fundamentals in English, critical reading skills, and problem solving. A 1982-83 study was conducted to generate insight into the cognitive and affective effects of CAI on ABE students. It concerned itself with the extent of CAI utilization, cognitive growth, and affective change of students who used CAI for 5 hours or more during the year. Study results confirmed the conclusion drawn from previous years of study that the use of CAI leads to significant cognitive and affective growth. (The report is divided into an analytical summary and a general report that provides more detail.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Community and Continuing Education Program Services.
Authoring Institution: Great Neck Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York