ERIC Number: ED022383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
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Investigations in Computer-Aided Instruction and Computer-Aided Controls. Final Report.
Rosenberg, R.C.; And Others
These research projects, designed to delve into certain relationships between humans and computers, are focused on computer-assisted instruction and on man-computer interaction. One study demonstrates that within the limits of formal engineering theory, a computer simulated laboratory (Dynamic Systems Laboratory) can be built in which freshmen students can pose problems and observe displays of machine responses, thereby learning formal discipline. A second study deals with so-called student programed systems. This type of instruction provides a problem-oriented language which permits a student to construct a variety of responses within the confines of the language which in turn provide him with specific information. In the third study, the goal is the modeling of processes by which a human commands, through the computer, a real-time information system containing automatic subroutines which may be used to accomplish a task. The task consists of grasping a block with a pair of jaws, removing it from a hole, and placing it in a second hole. The final study discusses the relation between computer-aided control and computer-assisted instruction. In the former the man serves as a supervisor and subgoal setter for the computer, and in the latter the roles are reversed, with the machine setting the subgoals so that they can be achieved by the learner. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Analog Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Digital Computers, Display Systems, Engineering Education, Investigations, Laboratories, Research Design, Research Projects
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.