Accession Number : AD0753953

Title :   Project IMPACT Software Documentation: VII. IMPACT's Computer-Administered Instruction Software Subsystem, Coursewriter III, and Its Functions.

Descriptive Note : Research product,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Shuford,Doris ; Stelzer,John

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : The computer-administered instruction (CAI) language component in Project IMPACT's CAI system is an IBM program product, Coursewriter 3 Version 2, which has been modified slightly at IMPACT. The modifications concern what data are recorded by Coursewriter 3 and how and when data are recorded. The modifications also provided for special handling of invalid sign-on attempts, and special processing of commands and symbols not normally recognized by Coursewriter 3. IMPACT has also developed and has in use several Coursewriter 3 functions for clearing counters and switches, for storing and loading buffers and counters, for special processing of buffers, for processing student response, for recording data, and for performing arithmetic computations on-line. This document provides detailed documentation on all Coursewriter 3 modifications made at IMPACT and on all Coursewriter 3 functions used at IMPACT. Source program listings (74 pages) for 12 IBM 370 assembly language routines are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *ARMY TRAINING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), MEMORY DEVICES, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SYNTAX, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE