Accession Number : AD0764623

Title :   A Discussion of Behavioral Technology Laboratories CAI Projects in Relation to a CAI Test-Bed Concept.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Rigney,Joseph W.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The elements of an instructional system are discussed and some literature bearing on the functions of these elements is reviewed, with the objectives of stimulating thought about an instructional system as a CAI test-bed and of pointing out some results of laboratory research, particularly in cognitive psychology, that are believed to be worthy of the instructional technologist's attention. In the second part of the report, selected parts of CAI projects are described in relation to instructional system elements, to give an overview of this research. The projects include: work on computer graphics to simulate front-panel topography and functional organization of circuits, facilitate interpretation of relative motion, and create visual analogies for abstract concepts and processes to serve as the basis for students to develop their own internal representations; work on new methods for recording cortical evoked potentials and correlating them with learning and memory processes; work on a dynamic programming model for adaptive control of problem-solving types of CAI; and work on three-dimensional mock-ups of electronic equipment to be placed on-line with a CAI system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *REVIEWS), LEARNING, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE