ERIC Number: ED033580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-1
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Social Work.
Ehlers, Walter H.
After a discussion of the need for analyzing knowledge bases in the areas of psychology, Freudian concepts, child development, and the sociology of students entering a master's program in social work, this report examines concepts of simulation, straight line, and branching in computerized teaching, the diagnostic evaluation possibilities of computers, and the applications of computers to devising and testing behavioral and instructional objectives. Next, descriptions of three studies which were devised to prepare tests for examining student entering behaviors, materials for a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) course in the above knowledge base areas, and tests for examining postcourse knowledge is provided. The results of the studies (which indicated that students accept the results of computer testings, that rapid testing using a computer is possible, and that CAI tends to enable students to score higher on postcourse tests) and a projection of future field testing and reorganization activities are also presented. A nine-item reference list is included. (Author/SP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Behavioral Objectives, Branching, Child Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Graduate Students, Knowledge Level, Linear Programing, Masters Degrees, Psychology, Simulation, Social Work, Sociology
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Note: Paper prepared for Council on Social Work Education (Annual Program Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, January 23, 1969)