Accession Number : ADA132457

Title :   A Multimethod Generative CAI (Computer-Assisted Instruction) System for Remedial Mathematics.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cotton,John W ; Gallagher,John P ; Hopkins,Marc ; Marshall,Sandra P

PDF Url : ADA132457

Report Date : Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The Navy needs modern and efficient instructional systems to meet required levels of operational readiness. Recent work in this area has relied heavily on computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Because there are several methods of CAI, some of which still under development or have received little empirical assessment, it is important to determine which methods are most efficient with certain curricula and student groups. The purpose of this effort was to develop a CAI system for use in assessing the relative efficiencies of four modes of teaching remedial arithmetic and algebra. The four modes result from orthogonal variation of two binary dimensions: ad hoc, frame-oriented (AFO) instruction versus information-versus affective instruction. Following a literature review regarding generative CAI systems, a computer-assisted tutorial system for remedial mathematics was written in modified LISP programming language and was installed on the PDP 11/45 computer. The new system was then compared to five generative systems and one problem-solving system to determine its suitability for assessing the four modes for teaching remedial mathematics to navy personnel.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Naval training, *Mathematics, Teaching methods, Instructional materials, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Man computer interface, Students, Human factors engineering, Artificial intelligence, EDucation, Experimental design, Retraining

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE