ERIC Number: ED175435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Microfiche Applications in an Individualized, Self-Paced Learning System. Final Report.
Kottenstette, James P.
This study was directed towards developing microfiche formatting concepts and microfiche production methods to capture the power of the medium for the delivery of both text and illustrations within the context of the Advanced Instructional System (AIS)--a computer based, multi-media, self-paced instructional program of the Air Training Command at Lowry AFB, Colorado. Specific applications were (1) the conversion of color intensive audiovisual modules to microfiche; (2) the formatting of the microfiche to deliver both primary and alternative track modules in an integrated multi-track module, and (3) the use of microfiche in testing and test control. A primary consideration was the investigation of computer output microfiche (COM) technology as a means of authoring, revising, and managing instructional materials. A microfiche system was designed, utilizing existing AIS computer resources, which satisfied administrative as well as instructional requirements. Applications were then developed in which specific AIS lessons were formatted for multi-track, color intensive presentation on microfiche. In addition, block tests were produced using COM production techniques. Based on classroom evaluations, results suggest that the Dual-Fiche concept charts a path that promises to be a cost-effective alternative to existing AIS instructional media, as well as a means of routinely updating and revising instructional modules that combine text and graphics. Appendices contain questionnaires used for implementation feedback. (Author/CMV)
Descriptors: Color, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Output Microfilm, Educational Media, Flow Charts, Instructional Systems, Learning Modules, Media Research, Microfiche, Production Techniques, Research Reports
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Denver Research Inst.