ERIC Number: ED023887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effectiveness of a Military-Type Computer-Based Instructional System When Used in Civilian High School Courses in Electronics and Automechanics. Final Report.
Rozran, Gilbert B.
This project utilized computer-based instruction proven effective in military training programs, cue-response programing, "SNAP" programed texts, and programed overlays for the "SMART" trainer (a universal simulation and representation devide which can be tailored to a specific course merely by changing the students' panel and playboard programing). The objectives were to explore (1) the effectiveness of the military systems and pattern recognition approach to electronics training on high school students, (2) its impact on students with lower I.Q.'s than the military group sampled, and (3) its effectiveness in other subjects, in this case auto mechanics. The sample consisted of an electronics experimental group of 53 students and control group of 36 students, and an auto mechanics experimental group of 9 students and control group of 14 students. Significant results were achieved in the electronics course for students who used computer assisted and program instruction. However, no significant difference was found in the auto mechanics students. Data for upper and lower I.Q. groups in the electronics experimental group revealed no significant difference. Appendixes include the four project quarterly reports, and related documents are "Auto Mechanics: Methodology. Technical Instruction Manual" (VT 001 950), and "Practical Electronids: Technical Instruction Manual" (VT 001 961). (HC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Systems Operation Support, Inc., King of Prussia, PA.
Identifiers: Smart Trainer