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Development of CAI Presentations for Science Teaching and Overview of Research Findings

  • Mridula D. RanadeEmail author
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Research suggests that information and communication technologies (ICT) used in the form of computer assisted instruction (CAI) may benefit student learning. There is, however, limited research about the application of CAI in non-Western educational contexts. Here I describe the use of CAI in the learning of science in India. Evaluation of student learning by quantitative and qualitative means suggests that CAI has led to enhanced learning for a variety of science topics in this educational setting. I also reflect on issues germane to the Indian context and provide guidelines for the use of CAI in science instruction in countries for which ICT facilities in schools are somewhat compromised.

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CAI computer assisted instruction India science teaching teacher education teacher training in CAI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Post Graduate Department of EducationSNDT College of Education for WomenPuneIndia

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