Accession Number : AD0750684

Title :   Applications of Pretest Branching Designs to CAI Basic Electronics Training.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hurlock,Richard E.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The report presents results of development and evaluation of a computer assisted instruction (CAI) course module (capacitance) for basic electronics and includes the investigation of two pretest branching strategy designs intended to adapt instruction to meet individual training needs. Descriptions included: a new technique for coding lesson materials and student responses to facilitate and improve course revision, and tryout and revision cycles made during the developmental phase. The test and evaluation phase compared achievement and time measures of students trained on the previously developed CAI Inductance Module and the new CAI Capacitance Module with control students who received regular classroom instruction over the same training objectives. CAI lessons employing 'skip ahead' and 'minimal training' pretest branching designs provided the naive and slow learning student with 2 to 4 times more training than the sophisticated and fast learning student. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *ELECTRONICS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE