Accession Number : ADA288881

Title :   Advanced Educational Methods in the Department of Defense: Application of Case Theory and Computer-Assisted Instruction to Business Process Reengineering.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Brian A. ; Brown, Susan M. ; Cook, Karen L.

PDF Url : ADA288881

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The goal of this research was to create a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) prototype tutorial to teach the fundamental principles of integrated, computer-aided manufacturing definition activity modeling (IDEFO), a component of business process reengineering within the Department of Defense. To accomplish this, the authors evaluated current instructional material related to IDEFO, then adapted the material to a computerized learning environment using the Authorware Professional(TM) authoring software and a hybrid methodology which incorporated elements both of instructional design and software development. One of the most notable characteristics of this hybrid model was a series of iterations at each phase of development, which eliminated the need for retroactive modifications at successive development phases. The objectives for this study were accomplished by completing a literature review, identifying learning objectives and testing strategies, creating a prototype tutorial using authoring software, incorporating a case study, and then operationally testing the prototype. Analysis of this research is limited to a discussion of the results of a qualitative survey provided to evaluators of the prototype. In general, the results of the survey indicated acceptance of CAI as a method of instruction and provided recommendations for improving the tutorial.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, EDUCATION, MODELS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, THEORY, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, LEARNING MACHINES, THESES, PHASE, CASE STUDIES, SURVEYS, HYBRID SYSTEMS, INSTRUCTIONS, ITERATIONS, LEARNING, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE