ERIC Number: ED269068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using the Computer to Improve Basic Skills.
Bozeman, William; Hierstein, William J.
These presentations offer information on the benefits of using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for remedial education. First, William J. Hierstein offers a summary of the Computer Assisted Basic Skills Project conducted by Southeastern Community College at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Hierstein provides background on the funding for the project, the short time frame for planning and implementation, staffing, teacher training, software needs, and student reactions and outcomes. Quotations from project and prison staff, instructors, and inmates are provided, demonstrating the degree to which computer-assisted instruction gained support and generated enthusiasm even among those who were initially skeptical about the project. William C. Bozeman offers an overview of CAI, looking at different modes and features (e.g., drill and practice, tutorial programs, and simulations) and discussing the advantages and effectiveness of the approach. Finally, a software purchase list, including information on vendors and costs, is presented. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (66th, Orlando, FL, April 12-16, 1986).