ERIC Number: ED125543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learner Control of Lesson Strategy: A Model for PLATO IV System Lessons. Technical Report, November 1973 to June 1975. Final Report.
Lahey, George F.; And Others
A technique was developed to facilitate creating computer-based instruction (CBI) with a minimum of effort on the part of the author/coder, and the feasibility of using a structure which puts control of the lesson strategy into the hands of the student learner was investigated. A model which relieves the author of CBI strategy selection was developed for the PLATO IV system and was tested in two instructional situations: training students to use a multimeter to measure resistance and current flow, and assisting Navy mess management specialists in recipe conversion. Student performance using the learner control mode was compared to that of other students using the regular CBI method. Students using the learner control mode experienced a savings in training time, and the use of an authoring aid was shown to save time over other methods of lesson preparation. (CH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Instructional Systems, Learning Theories, Locus of Control, Military Training, Models, Online Systems, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.