ERIC Number: ED258555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Simplified Tutorial Programming for Interactive CAI.
Jelden, D. L.
A validated instructional model generated on a large mainframe computer by the military was modified to a microcomputer format for use in programming tutorial computer assisted instruction (CAI) materials, and a simplified, compatible system of generating programs was identified--CP/M and MP/M from Digital Research Corporation. In order to overcome many microcomputer inter-system compatibility problems, a script generation model and dot command structure were also developed and adapted from a mainframe computer into the microcomputer. This system, used with a structured teaching model, simplifies the programming of materials for use with CAI in classroom teaching, allowing teachers to write their own CAI materials. In addition, 17 script guidelines are given to provide help in writing interactive scripts. This list includes the use of such techniques as (1) student controlled pace of instruction; (2) extensive use of information feedback; (3) providing test results to students; and (4) integration of verbal and hands-on training. Also provided is a lesson flow chart which includes a pretest, lesson sequence, and a posttest. The lesson sequence incorporates such elements as conditioning chains, multiple choice response frames, proven units, and review elements. The paper concludes with a collection of dot commands available in the management program ISSCAI, which was written to implement a usable microcomputer programming language for CAI, and an author's summary. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Educational Data Systems (Portland, OR, May 9-13, 1983).