Accession Number : AD0422110

Title :   A DESCRIPTION OF SNAP PROGRAMMING,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Shriver, Edgar L. ; Trexler, Robert C.

Report Date : MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to describe a type of programming which has been given the name 'SNAP Programming.' It is designed as a simple way of producing programmed materials (under certain conditions) rather than as a method for producing more refined programs. The conditions for which SNAP programming was originally developed are described. The reader is left to determine for himself how this type of programming will work under conditions other than those for which the authors developed and applied it. Briefly the conditions for the original development and application of SNAP programming were (1) students were to learn how to troubleshoot a new radar system, (2) students had prior training and experience with similar radars, (3) programmers had varying but generally high degrees of familiarity with the course content, and (4) course material was derived from a task analysis which insured the relevance of the course content to the student's ultimate task. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, LEARNING), REASONING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE