ERIC Number: ED093376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
CMI Theory and Application in Classroom Decision-Making.
Owen, Stephen P.
Computer managed instruction (CMI) is essentially an information system capable of deciding on performance expectations and appropriate educational experiences. In addition to the two decision processes, five major processes are viewed as being central to the man-machine system of CMI: test scoring, achievement profiling, diagnosing, prescribing, and instructing. Thus computer-assisted instruction can be just one facet of a computer managed instruction program. Most CMI systems are built around units of instruction that are specified in terms of educational objectives desired student behavior, levels of competence, and/or concepts to be learned. Generally, the similarities of CMI programs are greater than their differences. The WIS-SIM model for CMI, developed by the Wisconsin R& D Center, embodies most of these features. Individually guided education is the ultimate in flexible, non-linear education programs and is well suited to CMI. An added benefit of CMI is the use of the data field to generate information for decisions on whole programs not just units. (WH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.