ERIC Number: ED309117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Developments in Computer Aided Learning: A Case Study. Research Papers in Economics Education, Number 13.
This paper explores the changes that have occurred in computer aided learning in economics and business education between 1983 and 1988. Evidence is presented from interviews with leading software publishers, a survey of colleges in Hertfordshire (England), classroom observations, and interviews with lecturers. The main conclusions are that a wide range of software is currently available and that much of it is more appropriate for the average student than was the first generation of software. However, the existence of an information gap has meant that teachers often do not know about the available software, nor do they necessarily know how to make the best use of it. Economics and business studies students still receive only a handful of hours of computer assisted training per year. Economics teachers are more likely to have their own microcomputers. Ironically, this has not yet led to a significant increase in computer aided learning during the 1980's. Logistical difficulties seem to have hampered such a development. (Author/PPB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)