ERIC Number: ED066003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Models of Adaptive Systems for Computer Aided Instruction.
A series of pilot experiments were carried out to investigate the influence of stress induced by load and interference on the acquisition and retention of a path finding skill, and to investigate the relationship between two path finding strategies--retention of strings of instructions and understanding of global relationships--as components of memory. Results of the experiments indicated that the acquisition of a path finding skill by either strategy is slightly impaired by interference; that generalizing ability is almost completely blocked by interference; and that retention of the skill is impaired by interference, thus suggesting that retention depends on generalization. (SH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Flight Training, Generalization, Learning Processes, Memory, Retention (Psychology), Rote Learning, Visualization
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-732 954; MF $.95; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Systems Research, Ltd., Richmond (England).