ERIC Number: ED361589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with Computers: Implementation of an Integrated Learning System for Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI).
Texas State Dept. of Criminal Justice, Huntsville. Windham School System.
This publication provides information on implementation of an integrated learning system for computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in adult learning environments. The first of the document's nine chapters is an introduction to computer-delivered instruction that addresses the appropriateness of computers in instruction and types of CAI activities. The focus of chapter II is on use of CAI in adult learning environments. It discusses characteristics particularly relevant to adult learners regarding the use of CAI and computer use with adults. Chapter III discusses differences between stand-alone and integrated learning systems. Some examples of integrated learning systems are listed. Chapter IV addresses the question of whether computers will eventually replace teachers. Strengths and weaknesses of teachers and computers are listed and an optimum scenario is described. Chapter V outlines a process for selecting an appropriate cost-effective integrated learning system. Suggested specifications for management software, curriculum software, and hardware are detailed. Chapter VI lists categories and characteristics that might be considered in addition to the specifications presented in chapter V. Chapter VII addresses some typical implementation questions that will arise as CAI is introduced. Evaluation is discussed in chapter VIII, and the final chapter offers a brief conclusion. Appendixes include the following materials: a chart showing selected integrated learning systems, software evaluation criteria, sources of computer information, and computer terminology definitions. Contains 21 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Community Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Criminal Justice, Huntsville. Windham School System.