ERIC Number: ED041450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Computer as Adaptive Instructional Decision Maker.
Kopstein, Felix F.; Seidel, Robert J.
The computer's potential for education, and most particularly for instruction, is contingent on the development of a class of instructional decision models (formal instructional strategies) that interact with the student through appropriate peripheral equipment (man-machine interfaces). Computer hardware and software by themselves should not be expected to accomplish educational miracles. One way of viewing Computer-Administered Instruction (CAI) is as a simulation. The teacher, qua instructional agent, can be reduced to recurring cycles of decisions about information to be displayed to the student. A randomly operating teacher is totally unresponsive to the student's requirements as an information processing and assimilating agent. The ideal agent is optimally adaptive to the requirements of the student. To serve these purposes the man computer man communication channel must be of adequate capacity and relatively free of constraining filters. Issues are discussed in the context of an ongoing CAI systems development project (IMPACT). (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Man-Machine Systems (IMPACT), Cambridge, England, September 1969