ERIC Number: ED315047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Instruction Network Systems. Preliminary Findings on First Year State-Wide Implementation in Hawaii Public Education.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
This is a report on the status of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) networked systems utilizing microcomputer technology at the end of the 1987-88 school year, the first year of CAI network implementation in the public schools of Hawaii. Data for the study were collected via: site visitations to 12 of the 19 networked CAI schools; interviews; and two survey questionnaires, one pertaining to implementation and the other to end user perceptions. Each of the 19 CAI networked laboratories identified was analyzed in terms of its merits and shortcomings, its purpose and scope, and its quality in content and delivery. Responses to the questionnaires indicated that the target population included children from kindergarten through grade 12 in both regular and special programs, and that CAI lessons were often used for normal developmental and enrichment purposes as well as remediation. Furthermore, CAI network systems were viewed by teachers as being a viable, effective tool when used as a supplement to traditional instruction. Crucial ingredients in establishing and operating a successful CAI networked learning environment were identified as: (1) planning, coordination, and resource management; (2) appropriate selection of target students; and (3) training and preparation of school staff in implementing CAI programs. Ten figures and 15 tables supplement the text, and the two questionnaires are appended. (14 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii