ERIC Number: ED178088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Computer-Managed Instruction: Development and Evaluation of Student Skill Modules to Reduce Training Time.
McCombs, Barbara L.; And Others
The Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) Student Skills Project was developed and evaluated within the context of the Air Force Advanced Instructional System (AIS), with student study skill modules designed as short packages to be assigned near the beginning of any military technical training course; strategies or procedures included were expected to continue to affect student behavior throughout the course. Following a series of student interviews to determine the characteristic problems students encounter in a CMI system, an Orientation to CMI/Time Management Lesson and a Study Skills Package were developed and implemented, including a self-rating study skills questionnaire and four modules focusing on reading comprehension, memorization, test taking, and concentration. An Instructor Orientation and Training Package was also developed to be used in conjunction with the study skills diagnostic and remedial materials, and to provide instructors with basic skills in their new role as learning facilitators. The overall results of the project indicated that it is not only feasible but beneficial in terms of training effectiveness, efficiency, and cost to train students in the basic study skills required to perform well in a CMI environment. This report is divided into an executive report section and a scientific data section. (Author/CMV)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Problems, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, Learning Modules, Military Training, Research Reports, Study Skills
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (671-056/96)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.
Authoring Institution: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. - East, St. Louis, MO.
Note: For a related document, see IR 007 843