ERIC Number: ED051655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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On-Line Computer Managed Instruction; The First Step. AFIPS Conference Proceedings. Volume 37.
Vierling, Jacqueline S.; Shivaram, M.
The major features of Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) are diagnosis and testing, analysis, record keeping, and prescription. Diagnosis and testing are used to evaluate each student's performance at regular intervals. The results are analyzed to update the student's record and provide a prescription which suggests the learning process the student should pursue to achieve his objectives. The CMI system described here was used during a one-semester, multimedia physics course at the U.S. Naval Academy. The purpose was to develop and examine the first phase in a CMI system: diagnosis, testing, analysis, and record keeping. The system was used on a remote terminal connected by phone lines to a time-shared system. Each week students took a pre-test and a post-test on the objectives for that week. Results of these tests and a student's rating of the confidence he placed in his answers were input to the computer for storage and analysis by processes described here. The first step of CMI was achieved and proved to be efficient and flexible. (JK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Processing, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Information Processing, Information Storage, Online Systems, Physics, Recordkeeping, Science Instruction, Testing, Time Sharing
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc., 210 Summit Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey 07645
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the American Federation of Information Processing Societies Fall Joint Computer Conference (Houston, Texas, November 17-19, 1970)