ERIC Number: ED089788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-30
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Experimentation with Computer-Assisted Instruction in Technical Education. Semi-Annual Progress Report.
Mitzel, Harold E.; Brandon, George L.
A series of five reports is presented which describes the activities carried out by the Pennsylvania State University group engaged in research in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in vocational-technical education. The reports cover the period January 1968-June 1968 and deal with: 1) prior knowledge and individualized instruction; 2) numerical and verbal aptitude tests administered at the CAI station; 3) an experimental procedure for course revision based on students' past performance; 4) the development of a geometric dictionary for the IBM 1500 computer system; and 5) a processor for multiple numeric entries. Also provided is a preview of activities for fiscal year 1969. Curriculum development activities are described as focusing on the development of communications skills for the vocational student and the creation of CAI physics material. Research efforts are listed as centering upon: 1) the development of a computer-based sequential intelligence test; 2) adaptation of the General Aptitude Test Battery to on-line presentation; and 3) replication of prior studies contrasting the effects of gradient and full-response feedback on immediate learning and retention. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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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.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery