ERIC Number: ED152318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Alternative Media in Conjunction with TEC for Improving Performance in MOS Related Tasks.
Hoyt, W.G.; And Others
This research report addresses two questions: Does CAI provide a suitable and acceptable medium for delivering Training Extension Course (TEC) materials to field units? Can Army lesson developers feasibly be trained to convert self-paced, audio-visual materials into CAI format and easily update such materials? The approach used was to convert six TEC lessons into CAI format. The job sequence for each task was followed and each new topic was introduced as needed. This provided a logically-structured, integrated, functional, product-oriented, learner-centered approach. The results of this project suggest that: CAI can be cost effective; development and evaluation lead time can be short; Army lesson developers can be trained in a relatively brief period. Results also suggest potential training effectiveness as a result of individualized self-paced instruction inherent in the use of CAI, and evaluation capabilities useful in the management of the instructional process. Appendices include the scope of the project, procedure guides for use with a UNIVAC computer system, workbook examples, data collection system, and the conversion workshop schedule. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Appendices B, C, E not reproducible