ERIC Number: ED119735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Use of an Interactive General-Purpose Computer Terminal to Simulate Training Equipment Operation.
Lahey, George F.; And Others
Trainees from Navy Basic Electricity/Electronics School were assigned to receive either computer-assisted instruction (CAI) or conventional individualized instruction in a segment of a course requiring use of a multimeter to measure resistance and current flow. The (CAI) group used PLATO IV plasma-screen terminals; individualized instruction lessons utilized the actual multimeters. CAI trainees required a longer training period, but there was no significant difference in performance between CAI and individualized instruction on student performance. The CAI students studied more and had a positive attitude about their training. It was determined that dynamic simulations of equipment on an interactive computer terminal offer a feasible alternative to special training equipment. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.