Accession Number : ADA314640

Title :   Formative Evaluation Plan: Computer-Based Instructional Modules for the Forward Support Battalion.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 29 Jun 93-29 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC SEASIDE CA

Personal Author(s) : Deterline, William A.

PDF Url : ADA314640

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report documents the formative evaluation process to be applied to the Computer-Based Instructional Modules being developed to instruct personnel in the Forward Support Battalion (FSB). Subsequent sections of this report introduce formative evaluation and related concepts, describe the sequence of evaluation steps to be used in detail, and provide a schedule for executing these steps. Formative evaluation begins in the design phase where examination of the proposed instructional sequence and choice of materials and examples can be reviewed to determine if they are suitable. In the early developmental phases subject matter experts and instructional designers can examine the content and sequencing to determine whether the instruction seems appropriate. As instructional sequences are completed, they can be tested on real subjects to determine whether they proceed through the material in the anticipated manner. Finally, the subjects can be examined to determine if they have learned from the prototype materials. The results of this testing can be used to diagnose flaws that require revision to the instruction.

Descriptors :   *FORWARD AREAS, *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, PROTOTYPES, SEQUENCES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE