Accession Number : ADA199459

Title :   CAI (Computer-Aided Instruction) Evaluation Handbook: Guidelines for User Interface Design for Computer-Aided Instruction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Oct 87,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s) : Williams, Kent E. ; Hamel, Cheryl J. ; Shrestha, Lisa B.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The handbook is designed to familiarize developers of computer aided instruction with 53 design characteristics that can help users interact with an instructional system more easily as well as learn materials more effectively. The design characteristics incorporated into the handbook are divided into five categories: brevity, consistency, flexibility, compatibility, and responsiveness. Scores for each of the five categories can be obtained, providing a quantitative evaluation of the ease of an instructional system. The handbook includes explanations and examples of each characteristic and a method of rating each characteristic's contribution towards ease of use. The handbook will be of major interest to subject matter specialists in the Department of Defense tasked to create instructional materials and to contractors who prepare training materials to support the operation and maintenance of military training devices. Keywords: User-computer interface, Instructional design. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HANDBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INSTRUCTIONS, INTERFACES, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY TRAINING, SPECIALISTS, TEACHING METHODS, TEST AND EVALUATION, USER NEEDS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE