Accession Number : ADP000197

Title :   CAI/CMI: How Much Is Enough?

Corporate Author : CUBIC CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Fisch,Philip J. ; Nowell,Larry H.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Computer Aided Instruction and Computer Managed Instruction (CAI/CMI) provide training systems with a wide assortment of capabilities. These capabilities range from simply recording a student's progress to eliminating the need for a full time instructor. This paper explains the methodology used to determine the amount of CAI/CMI necessary to support the needs of the user. It also discusses th management of the interaction and coordination of the CAI/CMI design with other trainer design elements. The NTDS Laboratory Trainer - Device 20F17 is referred to as a quantitative example of managing CAI/CMI development. In the development of Device 20F17, the courseware developer's involvement allowed for the early definition of the amount of CAI/CMI needed and the degree of automation required.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Logistics support, *Management planning and control, Management, Planning, Training devices, Decision making, Instructional materials, User needs, Man computer interface, Instructions, Students, Systems engineering, Human factors engineering, Cost effectiveness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE