Accession Number : ADA186080

Title :   A Prototype of Pilot Knowledge Evaluation by an Intelligent CAI (Computer -Aided Instruction) System Using a Bayesian Diagnostic Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rugsumruad, Yodchai

PDF Url : ADA186080

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This thesis describes the Testing system, a Computer-Aided Instruction system which monitors the progress of a student and automatically adjusts the lesson to suit his/her understanding of the material being presented. Each lesson is divided into three segments. The first segment consists of questions critical to the basic understanding of the lesson, the second questions complementary to the lesson, and the third question supplementary. After the first segment, the student's performance is evaluated and a decision is made whether or not he/she should continue to the complementary segment of the lesson or go on to the next lesson. Similarly, in the second segment, a decision whether to continue to the supplementary segment or to the next lesson is made. Thus, a proficient student can progress through the material quickly, a slow learner slowly. The questions are grouped into types, and each of them is ranked as an easy or difficult concept to provide more precise guidance for the student's improvement. An example lesson is provided as an illustration.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, BAYES THEOREM, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MONITORS, PILOTS, THESES, PROTOTYPES, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE