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Methods can be developed only on the basis of learning theory. Individualized CAI must, in addition, possess diagnostic,
Given a "modern" computer (Note that after six months a computer has entered obsolescence!), what counts are the software and its integration in the curriculum. All university campuses and a great many elementary and secondary schools now use some form of CAI--however cautiously or timidly. PLATO and TICCIT may still be experimental, but they and like systems are gaining ground. Microcomputer applications in ESL and foreign language teaching/learning are so "hyped" today that they have given birth to CALI--Computer Assisted Language Instruction, with its own periodical, the CACICO Journal published by the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium. If hard drives and 3(" diskettes are currently the software supports, interactive videodiscs are in the process of taking over. Their memory are voluminous; they offer still and motion pictures and sound; they are on the way to permit writing-to as well as reading-to.
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Using the computer, Coffey provided a set of practice exercises tailored to the needs of each student--a feat no textbook could ever offer. Unfortunately, no appropriate software was available. Moreover, the digitization of speech required a large amount of memory (A 3(" diskette holds about 30 seconds of digitized speech!). Also, ten weeks was too short a time to recondition language behaviors. As a result, the experiment was abandoned and a