ERIC Number: ED092093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
A Rationale and Description of the BASIC Instructional Program. Technical Report No. 228.
Barr, Avron; And Others
A course in computer programing is being developed as a vehicle for research in tutorial modes of computer-assisted instruction. Methods for monitoring and aiding the student as he works on interesting programing problems are employed. The problems are individually selected via an optimization scheme based on a model of the student's ability and difficulties. At BIP's (BASIC Instructional Program) core is an information network which embodies the interrelations of the concepts, skills, problems, remedial lessons, hints, BASIC commands, and manual references. With the data stored in the student history, the network enables BIP to model the student's state of knowledge and to make problem selections with some relevance. After a brief overview of work done at Stanford in tutorial CAI and the teaching of procedural skills, the functional elements of BIP, its BASIC interpreter, curriculum solution analysis, and interactive assistance during programing are described. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.