ERIC Number: ED041456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Empirical Development of a Computer Managed Instruction System for the Florida State University Model for the Preparation of Elementary School Teachers.
Hobson, Edward Newton
The problems examined during this investigation consisted of the development of data acquisition and instructional systems, (1) to collect reliable data to assess the management system's actual performance and its acceptability by trainees, (2) to manage a variety of available resources, (3) to schedule trainees' activities, and (4) to monitor each trainee's progress. Nineteen elementary education students participated in a three-week trial of an individualized instructional curriculum. Their activities included selection of tasks and resource options, teaching concepts to local school children, taking quizzes both manually and via a teletype terminal, and entering data associated with all these activities at an on-line teletype terminal. It was found that non-computer trainees oriented could enter quality data with a minimum amount of preparatory training. Some further generalizations are made based on the data gained regarding modifications necessary to make the system operational. Based on the prototype model hardware, software, and personnel requirements of the operational model are projected with their respective costs. The management system's interface with the total university information system is discussed. An appendix contains data samples and a reference list. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.