Accession Number : AD0785029

Title :   Personnel Technology: Using an Inexpensive Computer-Based System to Teach Performance-Oriented Skill.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Mar 72-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dick,Robert A. ; Royal,Jackson W. ; Simpson,Henry K. ; Mackie,Robert R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : A research program compared computer-based and programmed textbook-based curricula for training students to troubleshoot digital logic circuits. The curricula contained identical theoretical material arranged in identical, logical formats, but the students in the computer-based curriculum received experience in troubleshooting and interacting with simulations of digital logic circuits driven by the computer, while the students in the text-based curriculum used diagrams of digital logic circuits and written explanations in lieu of demonstrations and troubleshooting exercises. The results are discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Logic circuits, *Teaching methods, *Human factors engineering, Computer aided instruction, Textbooks, Performance(Human), Digital systems, Learning, Reviews, Military training, Costs, Minicomputers

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE