ERIC Number: ED050543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Systems Concepts and Computer-Managed Instruction: An Implementation and Validation Study.
Dick, Walter; Gallagher, Paul
The Florida State model of computer-managed instruction (CMI) differs from other such models in that it assumes a student will achieve his maximum performance level by interacting directly with the computer in order to evaluate his learning experience. In this system the computer plays the role of real-time diagnostician and prescriber for the student and serves as a master record-keeper for the entire student population. To test this model of CMI, systems concepts were used in developing a programed course to teach graduate education students the techniques of programed instruction. In a field trial of the course, four instructional presentations were used: students followed a fixed sequence of tasks and had a graduate student evaluate their progress, students selected their own sequence of tasks and had a graduate student evaluate their progress, students followed a fixed sequence and evaluated their progress with the aid of a computer, and students selected their own sequence and evaluated their progress with the aid of a computer. No significant differences were found among the experimental treatment groups. Student performance on the cognitive portion of the course was excellent, and it was estimated that the cost of conducting the course via CMI was one-half to one-third the cost of conventional graduate instruction. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Graduate Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Systems, Methods Courses, Program Costs, Programed Instruction, Systems Approach, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
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