ERIC Number: ED042950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Development and Evaluation of Computer Assisted Instruction for Navy Electronics Training. 1. Alternating Current Fundamentals.
Ford, John D., Jr.; Slough, Dewey A.
The report presents results of development and evaluation of the first computer assisted instruction (CAI) course segment for basic electronics. Following student tryout and revision the CAI segment was evaluated by comparing achievement and time scores of students who received training on the CAI segment with those receiving normal classroom training. Fifty-one students were randomly selected from classes and assigned to CAI. The remaining 200 students in these classes served as the control group. At the end of training, both groups took the standard Army school examination on this segment, and a supplementary test covering school objectives not tested by the particular school examinations in use at the time. Posttest performance and speed consistently favored the CAI group. (The document includes seven references and 18 tables and figures.) (Authors/LY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Aptitude Tests, Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Control Groups, Electronics, Experimental Groups, Military Training, Program Evaluation, Research, Technical Education, Time Factors (Learning)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.