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ERIC Number: ED178101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
TRAINER: Computer Assisted Learning and Practice for Users of DIALOG/ORBIT. Final Report.
Trainee development, TRAINER programs, and dissemination strategies are treated in this summary of the TRAINER computer assisted learning program for scientists and other professionals who wish to do literature searches using online services. A discussion of TRAINER's rationale, design, constraints, and differing institutional implementations gives an overview of the program. Statistical tables summarize online use of the TRAINER tutorials from February through May 1979. Four individual histories are then reviewed in detail, in terms of capabilities demonstrated and strategies used to retrieve target documents. The second part of the report discusses programming languages used to develop tutorial models, emulator design, and structure of the TRAINER database. Reviewed in the third part are dissemination efforts made in two areas: to create public awareness through library and information science professionals, and to encourage use of TRAINER by institutions so that more individuals could use the training modules. Awareness was maximized through newsletters, journal articles, and conference papers, which are listed, along with project personnel. (SW)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Public Relations, Search Strategies, Textbooks, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 892-893 ; Best copy available