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ERIC Number: ED172813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of MODIA--A Computer-Based System for Planning Instruction.
Carpenter-Huffman, Polly
This report describes MODIA (a Method of Designing Instructional Alternatives), and assesses its utility for planning instruction. MODIA is a computer-based interactive program that helps planners construct a blueprint of instruction, analyze the operation of the instruction, and estimate its cost. It was developed for the Air Force Air Training Command (ATC) and incorporates three programs--the user interface, resources utilization model, and a cost model. Evaluation in the first phase measured cost effectiveness while the second evaluation phase assessed MODIA's utility to local managers, application procedures for Keesler Air Force Base, and the use of the cost model alone. ATC's evaluation of MODIA showed that training managers perceive themselves to be so constrained by policy that they do not take advantage of the opportunities for improved design that MODIA provides. It was also concluded that MODIA's potential can be realized only if it is used by policy-making organizations, with assistance from the operating level. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Air Force Air Training Command
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979); For related documents, see ED 145 805-806 and ED 149 718