Accession Number : ADA117144

Title :   Advanced Instructional System: Applications for the Future.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,


Personal Author(s) : Nunns,William A

PDF Url : ADA117144

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Advanced Instructional System (AIS) was developed as a prototype computer-based training system to demonstrate the feasibility of administering and managing individualized instruction on a large scale. A secondary, but major, function of the AIS was to provide a research and development capability for evaluation of instructional innovations. Throughout the AIS development effort, there was a continual evolution in computer technology applicable to the instructional process. At the completion of development in 1977, the AIS incorporated state-of-the-art instructional techniques, media, and computer hardware and software. Since completion of the formal development phase, several major capabilities have been added to the system to support other Laboratory research efforts. What has evolved is a system that, in addition to supporting the full range of computer-based instructional functions, has capabilities to support flight scheduling, information retrieval, and materials development. As a result of several technology demonstrations conducted jointly by the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory (AFHRL) and the Major Commands, the Tactical Air Command (TAC). Strategic Air Command (SAC), and Military Airlift Command (MAC) have identified applications where implementation of this technology would improve their operational effectiveness and efficiency. These implementations could well be where the full benefit of the AIS technology to the Air Force would be realized.

Descriptors :   *Teaching methods, *Human factors engineering, *Computer aided instruction, Research management, Individualized training, Computers, Job training, Instructional materials, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE