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Barriers to the Use of Computer Assisted Learning

Jones, Ann and O'Shea, Tim (1982). Barriers to the Use of Computer Assisted Learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 13(3) pp. 207–217.

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This paper summarizes the results of a recent evaluation study on the use of computer assisted learning at the Open University. Our main finding is that students have a realistic view of the educational benefits of computer assisted learning and also of the practical problems associated with its use. These include: physical access, a variety of user interface standards and frustrating computer experiences leading to a fear of its use. We conclude by making some recommendations which would allow computer assisted learning to achieve its potential in the Open University and in distance learning generally

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1982 Not known
ISSN: 1467-8535
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38828
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:19
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