Accession Number : AD0714503

Title :   Conference on Computers in Undergraduate Science Education: A Computer-Assisted and Managed Course in Physical Sciences.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kromhout,O. M. ; Hansen,D. N. ; Schwarz,G.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Computer-based approaches to physics instruction have been explored at a number of research and development centers throughout the world. The presentation briefly reviews some university efforts in this area, mainly the development of an autonomous multi-media computer assisted instruction (CAI) general-education physics course. Based on a one-term conventional lecture course which has been given successfully at ESU for several years, the CAI course made use of an IBM 1500 instructional system to guide the student through a self-paced program of text book reading assignments, audiotaped lectures, PSSC movies, and cartridged films of demonstration experiments. The student had to pass a diagnostic quiz administered by the computer on the reading assignment before beginning each lesson. At the end of each unit, he was questioned by the computer on the main points of the lesson before proceeding to the next unit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICS, *PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION), EDUCATION, SYMPOSIA, DESIGN, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE