CAI – Computer Assisted Instructions

These developments have been a dynamic force that has affected education in general and especially distance education, providing a new, powerful and interactive means of reducing barriers of time and space, to reach their goals. The use of computers to education can be divided into the following general classifications: Computer Aided Education (Computer-assisted instruction (CAI)) – Use the computer to present the students complete lessons. In the market there are many examples of programs or CD to teach a particular subject, in which all the necessary material is contained in the program. Administered by Computer Education (Computer-managed instruction (CMI)) – Use computers to organize tasks and materials and to keep track of the progress of students. The study materials are not necessarily sent by the computer. Multimedia Education through Computer. (Computer-Based Multimedia (CBM)) – is an important medium, even in developing sophisticated and flexible computer tools that aim to integrate voice, sound, video, animation, interaction and other computer technologies in embedded systems and easily usable and distributable.

Education through Computers. (Computer-mediated education (CME)) – This refers to computer applications that enable the delivery of learning materials. Includes mail, newsgroups, discussion forums, Internet, WWW, web pages. It is the medium with the largest and most significant growth recently and are based in this environment many of the future potential of distance education. Advantages of computers. The computers provide, inter alia, the following advantages for distance education: provide personalized learning: Students can develop their learning at their own pace, in the time available while you are providing feedback and support.

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