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Fonds F0176 - Institute for Computer Assisted Learning fonds.

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Institute for Computer Assisted Learning fonds.


  • 1983-1989 (Creation)

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42 cm of textual records

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It was perceived in 1983 that there was a need to study the role of computers in the instructional and research development of The University if Calgary. In April 1983 the General Faculties Council Research Policy and Grants Committee approved a preliminary proposal for the establishment of a University affiliated Computer Assisted Learning Institute which would allow the University to provide specialized assistance and support in the area of computer assisted learning. The Institutional Policy and Priorities Committee established the Committee on Computer Assisted Learning and subsequently approved its proposal. The purposes of the Institute for Computer Assisted Learning (ICAL) were to provide faculty members with the opportunity to develop expertise in computer assisted learning; to provide programming and lesson support, in conjunction with other University bodies working in computer assisted learning; to support the effective use of computer assisted learning through providing services in instructional development, computer programming and evaluation; to foster research and development in computer assisted learning; to provide access to the latest knowledge and information in all aspects of learning systems; to offer fellowship to members of faculty for research and development; and to provide a focus for University interactions with outside groups in the area of computer assisted learning. The Board of Governors of the University approved ICAL's establishment in 1984. ICAL closed down in 1989; W. Bruce Clark, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was the director at the time.

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Fonds consists of board minutes, mandate, correspondence and scholarship information, and issues of "ICAL Bulletin" (1985-1988).

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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