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Programmed and Computer-Assisted Instruction

by C. Victor Bunderson & Gerald W. Faust 1976

In this chapter programmed instruction (PI) and computerassisted instruction (CAI), viewed in their primary roles as methods of teaching one person at a time, are defined and reviewed. Neither PI nor CAI is seen to be a subset of the other, for the first is defined as a systematic development process rather than a product form, and the second is still too complex to be characterized as a kind of instructional medium. A synthesis is possible, however, around the idea of a "design science of instruction."

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 75, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 5, 1976, p. 44-90
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19074, Date Accessed: 3/19/2018 4:14:05 PM

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  • C. Victor Bunderson
    Brigham Young University
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    C. VICTOR BUNDERSON is a Professor of Computer Science & Instructional Science and Director of the Institute for Computer Uses in Education (ICUE) at Brigham Young University.
  • Gerald Faust
    Brigham Young University
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    GERALD W. FAUST is the founder, President, and CEO of Courseware, Inc. and a professor at Brigham Young University.
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