ERIC Number: ED097873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
CAI and Imagery: Interactive Computer Graphics for Teaching About Invisible Process. Technical Report No. 74.
Rigney, Joseph W.; Lutz, Kathy A.
In preparation for a study of using interactive computer graphics for training, some current theorizing about internal and external, digital and analog representational systems are reviewed. The possibility is considered that there are two, overlapping, internal, analog representational systems, one for organismic states and the other for external world dimensionalities and objects. The concept of a working memory, or "mind's eye", and its importance in learning is described along with some conceptions of how this might serve in the generation of mental imagery from digital propositional information stored in long-term memory. Some research bearing on the use of external imagery for facilitating learning and improving retention is also reviewed. Illustrations of how the plasma panel display and the touch panel are used for interactive, animated computer graphics to illustrate invisible processes are presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.