Accession Number : ADA115469

Title :   Computer Instrumentation for Research on the Cognitive Structures and Processes Required to Execute Procedures Based on Instructions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Feb-31 May 82,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE COLL OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ITHACA DEPT OF EDUCATION

Personal Author(s) : Stone,David E ; McMinn,Margaret L

PDF Url : ADA115469

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Research on the cognitive structures and processes required to execute procedures based on instructions has, until very recently, focused on the delivery of Instructions in print. However, the advent of computer systems designed to deliver procedural training and job-aiding information has led us to conduct research on the use of computers for communicating procedures. The power of computers makes this type of presentation fundamentally different from print media and the growing use of computer-based training and job-aiding systems in the military also makes them worthy of study. In this report we describe a system for displaying interactive computer generated color text, graphics, and symbols and computer-controlled video and videodisc displays for use in our research. The computer system selected for use in our research is the TICCIT system. This is a commercially available system now in widespread use in military, industrial, and civilian educational settings. TICCIT is an officially designated Navy device (Device 4E7). This report is intended to provide a description of our instrumentation and thereby make our subsequent reports of experiments more understandable to the reader. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Display systems, Man computer interface, Text processing, Computer graphics, Video recording, Computers, Data processing terminals, Keyboards, Computer programs, Human factors engineering

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE