Accession Number : ADA186813

Title :   Computer Assisted Instruction: Two Decades in Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoskins, Thomas J , Jr ; Orrell, Janet D

PDF Url : ADA186813

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This thesis examines the changes that have occurred in Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) over the past 20 years. Numerous literature sources were reviewed and the information extracted was utilized to describe the history of CAI; provide a brief description of other types of computer-based education that are often grouped under the heading of CAI; examine the changes in hardware and software costs; describe the interaction of educators and software developers; reflect on the future of CAI; examine the development of computer-based instruction for Navy technical training, and make some comparisons between the public sector's use of computer-based instruction and the Navy's. Conclusions center on the benefits of CAI with regard to learning improvement; inadequate teacher training; failure to plan for implementation of hardware and software, and the less than optimal, but improving, interaction between educators and software developers.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, BENEFITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS, DOCUMENTS, EDUCATION, FAILURE, INSTRUCTORS, INTERACTIONS, LEARNING, NAVAL TRAINING, PLANNING, SOURCES, THESES, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE