Accession Number : AD0753950

Title :   Project IMPACT Software Documentation: IV. The Interface Subsystem Framework for Instructional Decision Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Research product,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Underhill,William ; Stelzer,John

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : The IMPACT Computer-Administered Instruction (CAI) software subsystem uses Coursewriter 3 as its primary vehicle for providing student instruction. IMPACT Coursewriter 3 instructional material is structured into divisions, with each division having one or more instructional modules. Each module has a Telling (T) section with a Practice (P) subsection, and a Quiz (Q) section. A student may recapitulate any completed module, review his current module's T-section, or jump to the current module's practice or quiz sections. System-scheduled remediation is also provided for in IMPACT's instruction. The Interface controls all intermodule and intramodule transfers. It is used to assemble the appropriate label when a transfer is made. The label is returned to Coursewriter 3 and is used in a Coursewriter 3 branch instruction. Interface permits an author to specify, for each individual student, a separate and unique division and module structure. Thus, it also allows the author to specify an individual course for each student with the course components being drawn from a pool of instructional material. The report contains 132 pages of IBM 370 Assembly language program listings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *ARMY TRAINING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DECISION THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, INTERFACES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE