ERIC Number: ED233991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Peril or Promise of Computer-Based Education: The Conceptual Framework for Evaluation and Selection of Educational Software.
Barrett, Renee C.; McCann, Shirley J.
High technology has begun to dominate many aspects of life, and educators face the difficult challenge of its integration into curriculum and instructional practices. Computer based instruction (CBI) is becoming an increasingly popular form of instruction. Educators are often reluctant, however, to incorporate CBI into their courses due to limited exposure and knowledge of its utilization. The Instructional Computing Module (ICM) for developing and/or purchasing computer courseware is designed to facilitate the development of CBI for instructional use. ICM entails eight steps (stimulus, recall, objectives, set induction, conceptual development, application, assessment, and reinforcement) which are segmented into three parts: the introduction, tutorial, and follow-up. Subjects included within the ICM framework are: characteristics of traditional methods vs. computer-assisted instruction; traditional courseware vs. an instructional computing module; and an evaluation guide for courseware selection and development. (JMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Individualized Instruction, Programed Instruction, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).