ERIC Number: ED444461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
CBT: The Past, Present and, Hopefully, the Future.
Marghitu, Daniela; Hubscher, Roland
This paper discusses the lessons learned from the use of early state-of-the-art Computer-Based Training (CBT) applications and hopes for the future. The paper is based on experiences with large introductory personal computer applications classes with over 700 students that used CBT such as Virtual Tutor and PinPoint. Findings are presented related to student evaluation of the CBT system, including student opinions of PinPoint, the class World Wide Web page, the textbook, and how much was accomplished in the course, as well as whether more assistance from the instructors was required and whether they would like to learn more about programming and/or using software applications. The following conclusions reported by instructors are also presented: (1) the interaction with PinPoint proved to contribute to successful learning; (2) CBT can be used effectively in small or large classes if it is customizable; (3) CBT eases students' inhibitions about using and learning technology; and (4) CBT can be an efficient learning tool in a classroom without taking away the vital importance of the instructor. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference: Proceedings of SITE 2000 (11th, San Diego, California, February 8-12, 2000). Volumes 1-3; see IR 020 112.