ERIC Number: ED052637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Application of Computers in Educational and Training Systems: A Survey of Computer-Assisted Instructional Centers.
Walker, Gerald S.; Gardner, Edward M.
In an effort to gain an overview of the application of computer technology in education and training, to identify areas requiring additional research, and to identify potential application areas for use in technical training, field visits were made to representative military and civilian institutions which are using the computer in instructional programs. A review of the recent research literature and computer equipment manufacturers' technical data was also conducted. The primary focus of the study was on the terminal devices available for use in a training system and on the software required for effective use of a computer in a training environment. Several computer terminals used in computer assisted instruction (CAI) are discussed and computer-controlled audio presentation is described. Programing languages which have been used in CAI are categorized into four groups: general-purpose problem languages, extended problem languages, interactive terminal problem languages, and author-student problem-oriented languages. A typical language from each category is examined. On the basis of their survey, the authors make some suggestions regarding terminal devices, programing languages, and areas for further research. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO.