ERIC Number: ED038021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of Computer Assisted Instruction in U.S. Army Basic Electronics Training. Follow-Up of a Feasibility Study.
Longo, Alexander A.
A follow-up was made to a feasibility study of the use of computer assisted instruction in teaching basic electronics. The study was designed to obtain additional empirical data, collected in a real time training environment, on the effectiveness of CAI as a teaching method relative to the conventional mode of instruction (CI). Four specific objectives were set forth: (1) a comparison of the CAI group versus the CI group on two performance criteria--test achievement and time to complete course material; (2) a comparison of the two groups on four follow-up performance criteria--written/performance tests and setback/failure rates; (3) an assessment of student attitudes toward CAI; and (4) a comparison of the revised versus the feasibility study CAI material. The findings completely support the basic conclusion drawn in the feasibility study that CAI is as effective as CI in teaching basic electronics and further demonstrates the capability of CAI to reduce training time to a significant degree. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Signal Center and School, Fort Monmouth, NJ.
Note: U.S. Continental Army Command Computer Assisted Instruction Project series