computer-assisted learning

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Any use of computers to aid or support the education or training of people. CAL can test attainment at any point, provide faster or slower routes through the material for people of different aptitudes, and can maintain a progress record for the instructor. Computer-assisted learning is one of several terms used to describe this application of computers. Other terms include computer-aided (or -assisted) instruction, CAI, computer-based learning, CBL, and computer-managed instruction, CMI.

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