The implementation of a computer-assisted instruction package to supplement college-level bibliographic instruction is described. An outline of goals and objectives for an introductory package and a sample segment explain the technique for creating software locally, allowing for custom design. The use of sample materials permits student-tool interaction in a realistic exercise while also taking advantage of the computer's capabilities. Using locally available hardware with librarian-created text allows for subject-specific lecture presentations, elimination of repetition, and immediate instructional feedback. Results from use of materials by almost 2000 students are summarized.
Aken, Robert A. and Olson, Laura, "Computer-assisted Instruction in Academic Libraries" (1986). Library Faculty and Staff Publications. 211.
Published in Journal of Computer-Based Instruction, v. 13, no. 3, p. 94-97.
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