is Computer Assisted Instruction?
instruction (CAI) refers to instruction or remediation presented
on a computer.
is its purpose?
programs can allow students to progress at their own pace and work
individually or problem solve in a group. Computers provide immediate
feedback, letting students know whether their answer is correct.
If the answer is not correct, the program shows students how to
correctly answer the question. Computers offer a different type
of activity and a change of pace from teacher-led or group instruction.
Also, computer-assisted instruction moves at the students’
pace and usually does not move ahead until they have mastered the
do I do it?
CAI programs incorporate functions such as:
student capabilities with a pre-test
educational materials in a navigable form
repetitive drills to improve the student's command of knowledge
game-based drills to increase learning enjoyment
Assessing student progress with a post-test
students through a series of courseware instructional programs.
student scores and progress for later inspection by a courseware