Instuructor: Dr. Rebecca Shiou-Wen Yeh

Course Description Needs Grading

Elective, 2 credits
Time: Monday 1:40 ~ 3:30 P.M.
Place: SF 445 (Computing Center)

Dr. Rebecca Shiou-Wen Yeh 葉修文老師
Office - SF 228
Phone - (02)903-1111 EXT. 3821

Course Description:
This course is designed for those interested in the design, development and evaluation of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). It introduces a systematic design and evaluation process that produces successful CAI courseware. It also emphasizes knowledge from educational research that is fundamental to CAI design and evaluation. To provide team design experiences, students will develop projects in co-operation with students from the Department of Information Management of Chung-Hua University (中華大學資訊管理系). Each project team will include people for instructional design and the subject matter (Fu-Jen students), and people for programming and technical support (Chung-Hua students). Details for the collaborative projects will be provided as the semester progresses.

Required textbook:
    Merrill, P. F., et al. Computers in Education. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996.
Recommended textbook:
    Alessi, S.M. & Trollip, S.R. (1991). Computer-Based Instruction:
    Methods and Development, 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

    Horton, W. (2000). Designing Web-Based Training. Canada: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Hannafin, M. J. & Peck, K. L. (1988). The Design, Development, and Evaluation of Instructional Software.New York: MacMillan Publishing Company.
40% - CAI Collaborative Project: design, development(20%), communication(10%), evaluation, demonstration(10%)
30% - minor projects: assignments or homework
20% - Midterm Exam
10% - Class participation

Tentative Schedule:
Date Topics Assignments
9/18 Introduction to the course; 
Introduction to Computer-Assisted Language Learning;
Theoretical Foundations of CAI;
Read Merrill (Chap. 1) 
9/25 Learning Foundations of CAI; 
Types of Educational applications of computer; 
Categories of Learning Outcomes;
Read Merrill (Chap. 4)
10/2 CAI Methods--Drill & Practice, Tutorial Applications Read Merrill (Chap. 5)
10/9 CAI Methods--Problem Solving, Simulations, Games Read Merrill (Chap. 6)
10/16 Software Evluation; Read Hannafin/Peck (Chap. 7, 8)
10/23 Planning for CAI: Analyzing the Learning Task; 
Planning for CAI: Developing Instructional Objectives;
Read Hannafin/Peck (Chap. 9)
10/30 Planning for CAI: Flowcharting and Branching Read Horton (Chap. 5, 6)
11/6 Designing Web-Based Courses: Organizing Learning Sequences; 
Designing Web-Based Courses: Activate Learning;
11/13 Midterm Exam Week Read Horton (Chap. 2)
11/20 Evaluate WEB; Read Merrill (Chap. 7, 11)
11/27 Tool Applications of computer; 
The Computer as Tutee;
12/4 Holiday Read Merrill (Chap. 12)
12/11 Curriculum Integration: Reading and Language Arts; 
Curriculum Integration: TESOL;
12/18 Final Presentations  
12/25 Holiday  
1/1 Holiday  
1/8 Final Presentations  

Last Updated: 2000/12/7