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Computer‐assisted instruction and the library: A case study—in disappointment

Nancy M. Stanley (Head, Acquisitions Receiving Section, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



A project was undertaken to determine the appropriateness of providing subject‐based courseware in an academic library's software center or microcomputer lab. The courseware was intended to provide remedial instructional support to re‐entry students in selected subjects. For this project, college algebra became the chosen subject because there appeared to be widespread local agreement that a number of adult students needed remedial instruction in college algebra. The question of the appropriateness of CAI in the library remains open. This service seems to be a viable one for academic libraries to offer. Success would be dependent on wide ranging cooperation involving the library, teaching faculty, computing staff, and instructional technologists.


Stanley, N.M. (1992), "Computer‐assisted instruction and the library: A case study—in disappointment", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 35-43.




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