Writing Computer-Aided Instruction Lessons: Some Practical Considerations
Computer-aided instruction has some absolute advantages over other modes of teaching. The computer can be utilized as an amplifier of a teacher’s effort since it can take an initial teaching program and apply it over and over again, reorganizing the text individually to meet the unique needs of each student. Another important advantage of CAI is that it can allow students to proceed at their own rates of speed, rather than one which is either convenient for the administration or designed for the “average” student. Given the educational advantages, it would appear that teachers would be active in utilizing this technology in their courses. However, this is not the case. Very little good material is available for use by today’s student, or to serve as a model for future lessons.
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