ERIC Number: ED081191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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A Discussion of Behavioral Technology Laboratories CAI Projects In Relation to a CAI Test-Bed Concept. Technical Report Number 71.
Rigney, Joseph W.
The elements of an instructional system are discussed and some literature bearing on these is reviewed. The discussion is intended to stimulate thought about an instructional system as a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) test-bed and to point out some noteworthy laboratory research results, particularly in cognitive psychology. Following this, parts of CAI projects underway at the Behavioral Technology Laboratories are described in relation to instructional system elements to give an overview of this research. Among these is work on computer graphics to: 1) simulate front-panel topography and functional organization of circuits; 2) facilitate interpretation of relative motion; and 3) create visual analogies for abstract concepts and processes to serve as the basis for students to develop their own internal representations. Other projects involve work on methods for recording cortical evoked potentials and correlating them with learning and memory processes, development of a dynamic programing model for adaptive control of problem-solving types of CAI, and work on three-dimensional mock-ups of electronic equipment to be placed on-line with a CAI system. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Educational Technology, Electronic Equipment, Instructional Systems, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Memory, Models, Online Systems, Problem Solving, Programing, Psychology, Research Projects, Research Reports
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Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.