ERIC Number: ED025144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
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A Handbook for Programmers of Automated Instruction.
Melching, William H.; And Others
U.S. Army service schools have been directed (USONARC Directive 350-34, Education and Training, New Instructional Techniques) to initiate development of automated courses of instruction in their curriculum. Programers and training supervisors are provided with procedural guidelines for the derivation of learning objectives and for the use of sequential (linear) and alternative (branching) programing strategies. In training the enlisted man, system, job, and task analysis determines what he must know and what functions he must be able to perform. A clear statement of learning objectives should describe standards of performance and suggest a format for criterion tests. By testing men who have completed a training program, proficiency levels can be used to evaluate training effectiveness and revise teaching outlines, thereby enabling the programer to proceed with the task of writing frame sequences independently of the task of course organization. Internal supervisory review and pretesting of the program prepare for formal tests, which determine the percentage of students who achieve program objectives and the time required for satisfactory completion. (TI)
Descriptors: Branching, Course Objectives, Guidelines, Job Analysis, Linear Programing, Performance Criteria, Pretests Posttests, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Programed Instruction, Programers, Sequential Approach, Systems Analysis, Task Analysis, Teaching Machines, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Training Objectives
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Authoring Institution: Army Air Defense, Fort Bliss, TX. Human Research Unit.