Vendors Versus Teachers: Who's Best at Aligning Classroom and Computer-Assisted Instruction?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Experts in the field of educational technology have stressed the importance of integrating classroom instruction and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) (Shore & Johnson, 1993; Blickhan, 1993). However, no research studies examine this process or offer implementation models to assist teachers in aligning classroom instruction and CAI in a computer lab setting using an instructional learning systems (ILS). Many school districts have purchased ILSs as a “turnkey” solution to providing technology for their students, not realizing that the “integration of ILS instruction with classroom curriculum . . . is perhaps the most important element in successful implementation” (Shore & Johnson, 1993, p. 85). “In many labs, the students’ regular classroom teacher is often neither present nor directly involved with the integration of instruction received in the lab with what students are learning outside their lab experience” (Komoski, 1990, p. 378).
Rader, J. & University, T. (1997). Vendors Versus Teachers: Who's Best at Aligning Classroom and Computer-Assisted Instruction?. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 28-30). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).