ERIC Number: ED027751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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A Project to Develop and Evaluate a Computerized System for Instructional Response Analysis; Project SIRA. Final Report.
Easley, J.A., Jr.
Project SIRA (System for Instructional Response Analysis) used a systems approach to develop a complete range of programs and techniques both for evaluation of student performance and for evaluation and revision of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) lesson material. By use of the PLATO computer-based instructional hardware system at the University of Illinois, SIRA developed techniques depending on pre-processed or pre-selected data and two advanced techniques making use of completely unprocessed student response data as input for general pattern detection methods. While rapid evolution of CAI software and changes in author and user population have altered the utility of early SIRA routines, the most useful SIRA-instigated functions have survived by being incorporated into present software. Appendices: glossary of SIRA programs, student reactions to extended CAI sessions, curriculum development based on student responses, and revision of course based on student response analysis. (TI)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.