Accession Number : ADA187915

Title :   Computer-Assisted Instruction and Its Application to Air Force Civil Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Fryer, Richard A

PDF Url : ADA187915

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This investigation reviewed literature from a variety of sources pertaining to computer assisted instruction (CAI) for two purposes. The first purpose was to compile information about CAI into a single condensed source for use by Air Force Civil Engineering educational programmers and managers. The second purpose was to examine and present information pertinent to the application of CAI to Air Force Civil Engineering. The first section introduced such subjects areas as CAI terminology, definitions, instructional methodology choice considerations, courseware development, CAI delivery mechanics, and CAI applications. The next section covered what the literature indicates about the educational impact of CAI. This section presents what the literature has to say about the effects of CAI on student achievement, the effects of CAI on instructional time, the cost effectiveness of CAI, and the hardware and software tools necessary for the educator who is contemplating CAI lesson development. The final section covered the applications of CAI to Air Force Civil Engineering instructional requirements. Actual reported CAI applications similar to Civil Engineering instructional requirements were presented. Such applications include equipment simulators for training purposes and tutorial and drill and practice for engineering fundamentals review.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS, DELIVERY, DRILLS, EDUCATION, IMPACT, INSTRUCTIONS, LEARNING, MECHANICS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATORS, STUDENTS, TEACHING METHODS, THESES, TIME, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE