Accession Number : AD0284063

Title :   COMPARISON OF SELF-TUTOR AND CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTION IN DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS

Corporate Author : ARMY SIGNAL CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : MIZENKO,ALBERT J. ; BLANCHARD,CARROLL M.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Programmed instruction in the training program of the U. S. Army Signal Center and School was evaluated. It was conducted in the first two weeks of the Fire Distribution Course in the Department of Specialist Training. The self-tutor programs used paralleled 32 periods of instruction. The self-tutor method was just as effective as conventional instruction for teaching direct current theory. Conventional instruction, however, was superior for teaching the operation and use of the multimeter. Generally speaking, conventional instruction was significantly superior in teaching this type of skill for students whose Verbal Aptitude (VE) scores were in the lower range. It does not appear that substantial savings in training time will result through use of the self-tutor method unless it is employed on an exclusive basis for major portions of a course. Although students were favorable to programmed instruction, they indicated that it should be integrated with conventional methods and that it should not be employed for more than four periods a day. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TEACHING MACHINES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE