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Barry McDonald, Atkins, Jenkins, and Kemmis (1977)

Computer assisted learning: its educational potential

In: National Development Programme in Computer Assisted Learning, Final Report of the Director, Richard Hooper, ed. by Richard Hooper. Council for Educational Technology of the United Kingdom, London, chap. 3, pp. 33-62.

The aim of this chapter is to suggest ways we might assimilate our thinking about computer assisted learning into our thinking about educational processes and options more generally. What we have to suggest is based upon our experience of the National Development Programme, but our interest in what follows is in the potential contribution of the computer to education rather than in its current level of accomplishment. This, then, is less an evaluation of the performance of the National Programme than an attempt to say what has been learned about computer assisted learning through the medium of the Programme. As we write, the story of NDPCAL is still unfolding. the final UNCAL evaluation report is in preparation, with a view to publication in 1978.

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