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ERIC Number: ED161415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Computer-Managed Instruction to Control On-Site, Self-Instructional Training in a Small Systems Customer Environment.
Heines, Jesse M.
To make training cost-effective for its small systems customers, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) is providing self-instructional packages that can be used by customers on-site for training people to run their systems. To control the quality of this training, Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) is now incorporated into some of these packages. This CMI component uses a sequential probability algorithm that allows tests to vary in length depending upon the learner's skill level. This algorithm assures that the test results are statistically reliable while keeping the length of the tests as short as possible. All of the programs that make up this CMI system are written in BASIC; all of the CMI programs and data files for about 800 tests items will fit on a single, dual-density diskette. These characteristics make the CMI system applicable to internal and large systems training as well as small systems training, because it is small enough to fit on a diskette yet sophisticated enough to handle more and larger item banks if additional disk space is available. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Testing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (Dallas, Texas, March 1-4, 1978); For related document, see IR 006 231