Accession Number : AD0720309

Title :   Development and Evaluation of Computer Assisted Instruction for Navy Electronics Training. 2. Inductance.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hurlock,Richard E.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The report presents results of development and evaluation of a second computer assisted instruction (CAI) course segment for basic electronics. Three tryout and revision cycles were included in the developmental phase. The test and evaluation phase compared achievement and time measures of students trained on the CAI segment with control students who received regular classroom instruction. Random selection procedures were used to choose 50 students for the CAI treatment and 180 students for the class instructed condition. At the end of the training all students took the standard school examination on this segment and a supplemental test which covered school objectives not tested by the school examinations in use at that time. The CAI students scored significantly higher than classroom controls on the supplemental test and did not differ from classroom students on the school examination. Combined scores for criterion referenced measure showed 10% higher achievement for CAI students. Training time for CAI students averaged 8.75 hours, a time savings of 48% compared to traditional classroom instruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, *ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS), (*TEACHING METHODS, NAVAL PERSONNEL), ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, TIME, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE