COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN SOCIAL WORK.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER
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The report discusses the feasibility of programming behavioral science knowledge using computer assisted instruction methodology and techniques. Graduate social work students were presented with tests and programmed material relating to areas of knowledge considered prerequisite to graduate instruction. Findings of the pilot study provided positive indications of the feasibility of the approach being used. Subsequently, computer assisted instruction CAI programs were written in sociology, psychology, child development and Freudian concepts. A full scale testing program and a limited instruction program in the fall of 1967 proved that rapid testing by means of a computer is possible in the field of social work education that students quickly accept the results of computer testings, and that they are willing to take the time to work on CAI programs to close the knowledge gaps identified. Author
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