ERIC Number: ED044912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Information Processing Models and Computer Aids for Human Performance.
Swets, John A.; And Others
Progress is reported on four research tasks. An experiment tested the effectiveness of a computer-based phonology instructional system for second-language learning. In research on models of human-computer interactions, experiments were performed demonstrating that the provision of certain incentives to the users of a time-sharing system can have the effect of shaping patterns of user-choice behavior which improve the overall efficiency of the system. The investigation of programing languages as a tool for cognitive research has led to the development and construction of a wireless computer-controlled vehicle to aid students in conceptualizing previously abstract processes in problem solving. In addition, an experiment was conducted in teaching the programing language LOGO to a group of heard-to-teach students. The validity of standard measurements of achievement level was also investigated. Studies of human memory and language processing elucidated the cognitive operations involved in the storage, retrieval, and utilization of factual material. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Game Theory, Information Processing, Man Machine Systems, Mathematical Models, Memory, Problem Solving, Programed Instruction, Programing, Programing Languages, Simulation, Teaching Methods
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-711 378, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.