ERIC Number: ED032542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
DLI-IBM Joint Feasibility Study in Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Instruction. Final Report.
Adams, Edward N.; Rosenbaum, Peter S.
This document is the final report on a study of the use of computer assisted instruction (CAI). The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential applicability and usefulness of CAI in the instructional environment of the Defense Language Institute (DLI). The operational phases of the study were implemented in the Russian Aural Comprehension course at the DLI facility in Monterey, California (DLIWC). The study proved that (1) the instructional programming system was satisfactory as a prototype technology; (2) the instructional staff of DLIWC under DLI technical direction achieved good efficiency of program preparation; (3) operational integration of CAI into the DLI course and school was smooth; (4) CAI training was effective: students trained by CAI learned about as well as students in the normal Aural Comprehension course; and (5) CAI measures of student learning constituted highly reliable predictors of performance of trainees on DLI tests. It was recommended that a pilot CAI operation to develop CAI as a technique for future military training language instruction should be established at an appropriate time and place. It should develop improved CAI instructional techniques, the use of CAI as a language testing medium, instruction rates adjusted to student ability, and computer methods for improved evaluation and control. (Authors/DO)
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Sponsor: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.; International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY. Thomas J. Watson Research Center.