ERIC Number: ED231675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Report from the National Specialized Center Computer Assisted Instruction in Economics.
Askalani, Mohamed; Thompson, Paul
Computer assisted Instruction (CAI) in economics can comprise one possible strategy for enhancing the instructional environment in economics at all levels. Currently, about 90% of the school districts in the United States are using a computer. Over half, 54%, of these districts are using the computer as an instructional tool. Less than 13% of the schools use CAI in the social sciences. While no data are available, it is evident that the percentage of schools using CAI for teaching economics is a far smaller figure. The speed with which the computer assumes a new role in economics instruction depends on cost of equipment, teacher acceptance of this new instructional tool, and the availability of high quality software. The Mankato State University Center for Economic Education has been designated by the Joint Council on Economic Education as the National Specialized Center for Computer Assisted Instruction. To provide assistance to others, the Center has collected computer assisted programs in economics. An annotated listing of these programs and an extensive bibliography of the literature concerning the use of the computer in teaching economics are included in this paper. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Economic Educators (Honolulu, HI, October 15, 1981). Print type marginally legible.