ERIC Number: ED374784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Grenada: High-Tech Success and Sustainability against the Odds. LearnTech Case Study Series No. 3.
In 1986, an American computer company invited the government of Grenada to install and assess the viability of using computer assisted instruction (CAI) to improve school achievement. This case study reports on the results of this experiment. The Crochu Roman Catholic Primary School was chosen to receive the integrated learning system (ILS) that consisted of a file server, 32 student terminals, teacher guides, student workbooks, and the WICAT K-8 curriculum. This document begins with an overview of the project including information on the school, the ILS, cost and design considerations, and the people involved in the project. Next, early decisions which were vital to the success of the project are discussed. A description of the actual implementation of the ILS follows. Then, the evaluation design and results are examined. The overall impact of CAI on the learning of Crochu students was positive. Other benefits of the system reported were in the form of individual improvement; success in passing the Common Entrance Exam; and the impact of CAI on the community. Finally, the conclusions and implications of the study are presented. (Contains 16 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Rural Schools
Education Development Center, 1250 24th St., N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau for Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Grenada