ERIC Number: ED324359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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The Computer as a Visual Aid: Potential versus Reality.
Black, Kelly J.
The use of computer graphics as visual aids to lecture-style university instruction is discussed briefly. It is contended that the following three factors inhibit the application of computers as visual aids: (1) the costs of providing sufficient numbers of monitors and large enough monitors to allow appropriate visual access by students are relatively high; (2) most software is designed for individualized, laboratory-style instruction as opposed to lecture hall instruction; and (3) teachers have negative attitudes toward the use of computers in the lecture hall. In spite of these problems, implementation of computers in lecture halls is likely to continue. Three original graphics screens developed for statistics lectures are cited. (TJH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings (Anaheim, CA, August 6-9, 1990).