ERIC Number: ED332673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Computer-Assisted Instruction: A Review of the Literature.
Florida Educational Research Council Research Bulletin, v21 n2 Fall 1988
This review of the literature on computer-assisted instruction (CAI) addresses the following topics: background and scope of CAI; current research on software and learner variables; current research on microcomputers and other delivery systems; meta analyses of the effectiveness of CAI; and methods for evaluating CAI programs. It is concluded that although CAI is generally believed to have positive effects in learning, particularly in the area of computer literacy, current research fails to explain the educational strategies that cause these positive effects to occur. Additionally, computer software evaluation methods and program evaluation methods need to be developed in order to improve the use of educational technology in the classroom. (41 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Evaluation, Delivery Systems, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Media Research, Meta Analysis, Microcomputers, Program Evaluation
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, P.O. Box 506, Sanibel, FL 33957 ($3.00 each, or $10.00 annual subscription).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Sanibel.
Authoring Institution: Hillsborough County Schools, Tampa, FL. Dept. of Testing and Evaluation.