ERIC Number: ED146967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-26
Reference Count: 0
New Roles for Occupational Instructors.
Campbell, Dale F.
Changes in the future role of occupational instructors which will be brought about by advances in educational technology are illustrated by the description of the Advanced Instructional System (AIS), a complex approach to occupational training which permits large-scale application of individualized instruction through the use of computer-assisted and computer-managed instruction. Currently being tested at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, the system does the following: (1) maintains a file of student characteristics, aptitude scores, indexes of reading ability, educational background, and other selected data; (2) selects the best media mix for each student and presents the course material; (3) records student responses and maintains a running progress record; (4) develops and administers lesson prescriptions, tests, and remedial diagnostic training; (5) predicts the student completion date; and (6) evaluates and revises the course materials. The effect of the AIS on the instructor is to change his role from lecturer/testor to training guidance counselor and advisor to students, a role demanding full cognizance of all areas covered by the training program and the technical capabilities required to produce high-quality revisions to the computer-managed training materials as course content changes due to improvements or technological advances. (RT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of the Air Force, Lackland AFB, TX.
Note: Paper presented at the Texas Post-Secondary Office Occupations Workshop, May 26, 1977