ERIC Number: ED038830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Computer-Based System Integrating Instruction and Information Retrieval: A Description of Some Methodological Considerations.
Selig, Judith A.; And Others
This report, summarizing the activities of the Vision Information Center (VIC) in the field of computer-assisted instruction from December, 1966 to August, 1967, describes the methodology used to load a large body of information--a programed text on basic opthalmology--onto a computer for subsequent information retrieval and computer-assisted instruction. Its aim is to provide an online computer station which will enable the inquirer to define his questions and then give him direct entrance to, and exit from, the computer's data bank of bibliographic information, combining IR and CAI in the same system. These two services are related through key words common to both systems. Key words concerned with vision are listed in the thesaurus, giving access to stored information, and to programed instruction listed in a concordance. An effort has been made to document and explain all steps involved in setting up the system. (BB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Processing, Feedback, Indexes, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Programing, Teaching Machines, Textbooks, Thesauri, Vision
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-672 187, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Computing Center.