Computer-Aided Instruction

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computer-aided instruction

[kəm′pyüd·ər ‚ād·əd in′strək·shən]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Computer-Aided Instruction

(application, education)
(CAI, or "assisted", "learning", CAL) The use of (personal) computers for education and training.
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A pencil-and-paper questionnaire assessing the use of multimedia, specifically computer-aided instruction, in gross anatomy courses was developed to evaluate how frequently students used a variety of resources ranging from instructor-made to commercially available anatomy software.
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