ERIC Number: ED301409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Computer-Assisted-Instruction: A Review of Research on the Effectiveness of CAI.
Nordstrom, Brian H.
This reivew of research examines the effectiveness of computer-assisted-instruction (CAI) in raising the achievement levels of students at various levels and areas of instruction. The review studies four main categories of material written about CAI: (1) opinion papers; (2) descriptions of available hardware; (3) reports evaluating the effectiveness of CAI packages; and (4) guidelines and suggestions for authors of CAI software. It is suggested that CAI works best with low achievers and lower grade levels. At higher levels the novelty of computers is gone and no significant difference due to the use of CAI has been found over most other procedures. Contains 25 references. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Microcomputers, Programed Instructional Materials, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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