Accession Number : AD0684492

Title :   TASKTEACH: A METHOD FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING OF SERIAL-ACTION TASKS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Rigney,Joseph W. ; Towne,Douglas M. ; Bond,Nicholas A. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The report describes a method, TASKTEACH, for teaching the performance of serial-action tasks, using a computer time-sharing system and appropriate student terminals. The method allows the student to be self-adaptive in the learning situation by tailor-making the kinds and degrees of support he needs and by determining when he is ready to dispense with this support and be tested. This is expected to encourage the use of self-organizing abilities, to facilitate the learning of mediating skills, and to motivate the student to learn. The procedures for implementing the method and the features which contribute to its general usefulness in teaching the performance of serial-action tasks are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *LEARNING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC, FEEDBACK, TEACHING MACHINES, TIME SHARING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE