ERIC Number: ED089787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-30
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Experimentation with Computer-Assisted Instruction in Technical Education. Semi-Annual Progress Report.
Mitzel, Harold E.; Brandon, George L.
Activities conducted during the period January 1966-June 1966 as part of the Pennsylvania State University computer-assisted instruction (CAI) project are reported. The objectives of the project are described in a previous document (IR 000 511). This report first provides information on the physical facilities and equipment used in this stage of the project. Next, the development of CAI course materials for technical education is described; a summary of all course materials developed, tested and revised is given, followed by details about course sequences in engineering science, technical mathematics, number sequences, and communications skills (spelling). Four categories of research on CAI and educational variables are also discussed. These involve: 1) feedback, prompting, and overt correction procedures in nonbranching CAI programs; 2) the efficiency of typewriter interface; 3) deficits in instructional time resulting from the typewriter interface; and 4) the effects of rote rule-learning on transfer of training. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.