SAM-EKEKE, Doris Chisara Department of Computer Science, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba Abia State, Nigeria Corresponding Email:


This paper was motivated by the fact that Abia State Polytechnic, Abia state, Nigeria is under pressure to deliver a fast, efficient and effective teaching process but constraints on staffing with the increasing number of students have brought about unfavorable situations in most departments such that problem – solving lectures have been an Uphill task. Computer- Managed Instruction (CMI) is an instructional strategy whereby the computer is used to provide learning objectives, learning resources and assessment of learner performance, CMI aids the instructor in instruction management without actually doing the teaching. This paper therefore seeks to investigate whether the use of CMI has an impact on learners. A 5-item questionnaire was used in the study.Two research concerns guided the study. The population consisted of students of Computer and non-Computer courses and Administrative Staff of the Abia State Polytechnic. The result revealed that CMI is an effective aid in the teaching/Learning Process and it also revealed that those who used Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) learnt faster and better than those who did not. Amongst others, it was recommended that Teachers have positive attitude towards instructing learners through computer software such as CMI.

Keywords: Classroom, Computer Managed Instruction (CMI), Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI), Computer software

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