ERIC Number: ED049651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Evaluation of Computer Assisted Instruction for Navy Electronics Training. Two, Inductance.
Hurlock, Richard E.
A computer-assisted instruction (CAI) curriculum module covering the area of electrical inductance was developed and evaluated. This module was a part of a program in which a series of CAI modules are being developed and tested for a Navy training course in basic electronics. After the module was written, it was given three tryout tests. Sophisticated data management techniques were used to evaluate the tryout results and the module was revised accordingly. The module was then operationally tested with students in order to experimentally compare CAI training with normal classroom training. Students trained via CAI demonstrated significantly better achievement across all training objectives as compared with classroom students serving as controls. The CAI students scored as well as control students on the Navy Training Center's Area Examination and were superior to them on a supplemental test covering training objectives not included in the Area Examination. Overall achievement was 10% higher for CAI students. Training time for CAI students averaged 8.75 hours, a time savings of 48% compared to traditional classroom instruction. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Evaluation, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Military Training, Programing, Training Methods
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-720 309, MF $.95; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA.
Note: See also AD-706 728