ERIC Number: ED107238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction for Interpersonal Skill Training; A Pilot Study.
Spencer, Gregory J.; And Others
A pilot study was conducted to investigate the application of the PLATO IV system to training interpersonal skills. As part of the development of an experimental design to be undertaken in the future, several activities were involved. Suitable interpersonal skills were considered and a single one, giving effective performance feedback, was chosen for the pilot study. Training materials for this skill were developed and coded into the PLATO IV system. A small sample of experimental and control subjects was tested and trained, and data about their feedback skill performance and companies' performance were collected and analyzed. It appears that the training had some effect on skill performance. The proposed experimental design was evaluated as suitable for application to a larger study. (Author)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Research, Feedback, Individualized Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Man Machine Systems, Military Personnel, Military Training, Programed Instruction, Sensitivity Training, Social Development, Teaching Machines, Time Sharing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.