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This aims to be a pragmatic introduction to Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAl) for people who consider introducing CAl as part of their instructional operation. Since the set-up costs ( in particular, man-power) for CAl are considerable, a careful analysis of expected costs and benefits is a must in order to prevent later disappointment. We list some of the main questions that should be raised and answered, and summarize 'the collected know-how and experience from a number of CAl projects. This survey covers a brief history qf the development of CAl, requirements on the environment (hardware, software, administrative, personnel), and a manual of style for writing instructional material to be delivered by computer.