Accession Number : AD0752099

Title :   Current Status of Computer-Administered Instruction Work under Project IMPACT,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Seidel,Robert J.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : With shrinking financial resources and a smaller, largely volunteer Army, demands made on personnel and the importance of each individual soldier will increase, posing difficult problems in training. The training must deal with widespread student differences, provide an increasing number of complex skills, and use an even smaller number of skilled instructors. Computer-administered instruction (CAI) is a most promising approach, if it is developed as a comprehensive and total system. The goal of Project IMPACT is to provide an effective, efficient, and economical CAI system in a total system framework. The paper reviews the reasons for establishment of Project IMPACT, nature of the project and its relevance to needs of the army, reasons why the Army needs to develop its own capability in CAI, and directions and prospects for delivery of specifications for an operational CAI system for the Army within the next two years. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *ARMY TRAINING), EFFICIENCY, ECONOMICS, PLANNING, ARMY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE