CBT: The Past, Present and, Hopefully, the Future
Daniela Marghitu, Roland Hubscher, Auburn University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Computers are established today as a part of our day to day life. They are no longer just a professional tool but rather a commodity that helps people to work, communicate, shop or trade on line and at last, but not least, to improve the educational process. In this paper, we will discuss the lessons learned from our use of early state of the art Computer-Base Training (CBT) applications and what we hope to see in the future. Our presentation is based on the experience of the first author with large classes with over 700 students that used CBT like Virtual Tutor and PinPoint. Although our experiences are tied to specific tools, the lessons learned can be applied to a wide variety of similar tools. Actually, these tools tend to be more similar than not, which is rather disappointing considering there is not one approved way of "doing it right."
Marghitu, D. & Hubscher, R. (2000). CBT: The Past, Present and, Hopefully, the Future. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 44-49). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).