Accession Number : ADA112798

Title :   A Computer Aided Instruction Tutorial for the Ramtek 9400 Color Graphics Display System at the Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Hayes,John Robert ; Sherrard,John Carr

PDF Url : ADA112798

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The objective of this thesis research was to create an embedded tutorial for the Ramtek-9400 Color Graphics Display System. An embedded tutorial is a self-paced Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) learning technique which is implemented on the actual equipment the subjects are learning to use. This technique has tremendous potential in helping the Department of Defense meet its goal of increased manpower effectiveness. The tutorial should eliminate the necessity for each user to possess and master large quantities of often confusing documentation. It should also free members of the laboratory staff from repetitive teaching tasks, allowing them to provide more specialized consulting. Goals of good CAI system design and man-machine interface, and the design techniques actually used to implement the embedded Tutorial are discussed. Evaluations by faculty, staff, and students were performed to identify areas of improvement. A user's manual and software maintenance manual were also written to accompany the embedded tutorial. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Computer graphics, Colors, Display systems, Computer program documentation, Embedding, Department of Defense, Theses, Manpower utilization, User manuals, Programming manuals, learning, Students, Man computer interface, Man machine systems, Test and evaluation, Education, Job training, Instructions, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE