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Price, Robert – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Presents a brief history of the development of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Topics discussed include programmed instruction (PI); PLATO; CAI in elementary and secondary public schools; computer-managed instruction (CMI); administrative uses of computers; the development of minicomputers and microcomputers; educational software and its…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
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Danley, William E.; Baker, Cliff – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Describes study of elementary teacher education students that was conducted to compare the instructional effectiveness of traditional lecture methods and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) methods. Knowledge concerning special education students and mainstreaming techniques was tested, and results are reported that indicate no difference in the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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O'Hair, Marilyn; Johnson, D. LaMont – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes results of a survey of secondary school and college teachers that was conducted to determine subject matter that should be included in educational computing journals. Areas of interest included computer applications; artificial intelligence; computer-aided instruction; computer literacy; computer-managed instruction; databases; distance…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction
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Perzov, Aviva; Kozminsky, Ely – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes an empirical study of the effect of computer game practice on the improvement of skills that are related to visual perception in young children. Treatment of experimental and control groups of kindergarten children in Israel are described, and recommendations for the use of computer games versus educational games are given. (23…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Courseware
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Ennis, Demetria L. – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Discussion of computer literacy, database technology, and higher-order thinking skills focuses on a study that compared the problem-solving performance of fourth-grade students receiving search strategy training during computer-assisted instruction with students who did not receive training. Time spent on problems and the number of correct answers…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy
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Hoelscher, Karen – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Describes the Minnesota Education Computing Corporation (MECC) Computing and Information Collection, a collection of software products for students in grades 4-12. These products are designed to support individual course content objectives and introduce and practice information literacy skills. Curriculum applications in language arts,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Database Management Systems
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Wangberg, Elaine G. – Computers in the Schools, 1986
Describes the development and pilot testing of an interactive software lesson series designed to increase reading and writing abilities of illiterate adults and adolescents. Results of pilot studies of the High Quality Educational Program indicate the microcomputer approach to instruction combined with appropriate software offers a promising tool…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adult Literacy, Adults
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Jones, Ithel – Computers in the Schools, 1994
In response to national concern over declining standards in students' writing abilities, an increasing number of schools have adopted the use of word processors in an effort to increase literacy skills. The instructional effectiveness of word processors in 20 second-grade students was analyzed and it was found that computers facilitate improvement…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Grade 2
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Wedman, John F.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1986
This study identified teachers' attitudes about educational computing and investigated the effects of a university-offered inservice teacher education course on these concerns. Affective changes in teachers enrolled in the course were measured using the Stages of Concern Questionnaire, and implications of the findings for designers of such courses…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education
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Hope, Warren C. – Computers in the Schools, 1997
Discusses the effects of change and innovations on teachers. Describes the use of the Stages of Concern Questionnaire of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to examine teachers' concerns about the introduction of microcomputer technology in an elementary school. Addresses the importance of teacher training. (LRW)
Descriptors: Change, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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