ERIC Number: ED070299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Computer-Aided Performance Training for Diagnostic and Procedural Tasks.
Rigney, Joseph W.; And Others
Two computer programs for computer-assisted performance training were developed to give the students the opportunity for concentrated practice of troubleshooting and procedural tasks in naval electronics. In contrast to the usual approach taken in computer-assisted instruction (CAI), these programs simulate essential aspects of devices and tasks and continuously update their states during a practice session; they generate responses to a student's inputs from that student's history and simple list-structures; they are made specific to particular devices and tasks by data modules (therefore no "CAI language" is used); and they offer the student several options for drills and for receiving advice during practice. The LISP variation of the TASKTEACH programs was used and has been reviewed. These programs are being converted to run in a new type of program graphics terminal with two integral minicomputers. This terminal will be the basis for small "stand alone" CAI systems offering static and dynamic graphics, random-access photographic slides, and front panel simulators. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychology.