ERIC Number: ED249688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Instructional Use of Computers for Students with Mild Learning Problems: A Review of the Literature and Research.
Crosby, Helen Mae
The effectiveness of the instructional use of computers as measured by student achievement is examined. Attention is given to the following issues: (1) attributes that may make computer instruction applicable to students with mild learning problems; (2) problems and limitations of computer instruction; and (3) future potential and needs of computer instruction. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) was found to be more effective as a supplement to, rather than a replacement of, traditional instruction. In general, instructional use of computers was found to be effective for special needs students. The need for future research in the following areas is cited: (1) computer managed instruction, (2) microcomputer program characteristics and their effects on rate and retention of learning, and (3) the relationship between computer program characteristics and learner characteristics. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Concepts and Issues Paper, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.