ERIC Number: ED070300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Research in Computer-Aided Performance Training. Final Report.
Rigney, Joseph W.; Towne, Douglas M.
The principal emphasis of this three-year research program was on developing better ways to utilize the power of the digital computer in computer-aided performance training. Two large programs, collectively called TASKTEACH, were developed and tested. These programs combined simulation and gaming techniques. The dialog with the student is sustained without using a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) language. These programs were tested to identify features needing further refinement and to test student acceptance. A second part of the research was concerned with assembling and analyzing studies in the literature bearing on theoretical issues in CAI. Topics included motivating students in training environments, specifying training objectives, evaluating effectiveness of CAI, and recent developments in learning theory and cognitive psychology. Abstracts of technical reports on these subjects are included, along with a summary of a report on TASKTEACH. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: See Also Em 010 592