Accession Number : AD0656613

Title :   COMPUTER-ADMINISTERED INSTRUCTION VERSUS TRADITIONALLY ADMINISTERED INSTRUCTION: ECONOMICS,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Kopstein,Felix F. ; Seidel,Robert J.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : An attempt is made to assay the economics of computer-administered instruction (CAI) versus traditionally administered instruction (TAI) in controlling the structure of the learner's stimulus environment in teaching and training situations. There is a discussion of the need for a sound, objective economic appraisal of the value to society as a whole of increments in the breadth and depth of education in the population, and of the influence of varying rates with which these increments are brought about. The necessity for reliable, objective information concerning cost data is emphasized. Projected cost/effectiveness comparisons based on the assumption of equal effectiveness for CAI and TAI are discussed for both civilian and military instruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), COMPUTERS, INSTRUCTORS, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE