Accession Number : AD0667590

Title :   CAI -- SOCRATIC DIALOGUE AND LABORATORY SIMULATION IN PATHOLOGY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD COMPUTING CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hellerstein,Earl E. ; Mast,Terrill A. ; Stolurow,Lawrence M.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The report describes work accomplished in the development of instructional materials for second-year medical students taking a histopathology laboratory course. The objectives and methods are described and several examples of techniques are illustrated with short segments of dialogue. These segments also illustrate the branching characteristics of the program which make it adaptive to individual differences among students. Since the instruction depends heavily upon colored slides, their use is an important aspect of the dialogue. The places in the examples where the 35mm colored slides of tissue slices at various magnifications are displayed is indicated to reveal the way the dialogue and slides are inter-related and presented in a coordinated and flexible manner by the computer. A flow diagram for Path 1 is presented in greater detail than those for Paths 2, 3, 4 and 5, which also are included in an Appendix. Research plans are described to show the types of application in which the materials would be a vehicle for studies of the psychological bases for teaching. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, MEDICAL PERSONNEL), TEACHING METHODS, PATHOLOGY, COMPUTERS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), HISTOLOGY, FUNGI, DISEASES, PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, FLOW CHARTING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE