ERIC Number: ED326258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
A Selective Review of Educational Computer Technology in American Community Colleges.
Kerley, Douglas W.
After presenting a brief history of computer-assisted instruction (CAI), this paper provides an overview of the current uses of computer technology in instruction at U.S. community colleges. This profile focuses on the ways in which the technology has been spread throughout the curriculum, the characteristics of computer laboratories, and the development of local area networks. Examples of the use of CAI in drill and practice, problem solving, tutoring, and simulation are presented, highlighting recent improvements in the sophistication of tutorial and simulation software. Recent developments in the use of hypertext and hypercards are also discussed, along with advances in presentation and classroom demonstration software and instructional support software. A profile is provided of other recent technological innovations, including new education-oriented authoring languages; interactive video; products combining video, sound, and interaction; and hardware advances. Finally, future norms for CAI are projected. A list of sources that describe, review, or distribute academic software is appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Soviet-American Symposium on "The Development of Teaching/Learning Technique in Professional School" (1st, Anapa, Kazan, USSR, September 10-18, 1990).