Accession Number : ADP003314

Title :   Individualizing with Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI): Enhancing Student Motivation through Computer-Controlled Audio,


Personal Author(s) : McCombs,B. L.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A computer-controlled audio capability for enhancing the effectiveness, of motivational skills training for military trainees was developed for the Army Research Institute as part of its Basic Skills/Learning Strategies research program. This capability interfaces with an Apple IIe microcomputer system and provides for the personalization of computer-assisted introductory and practice segments for seven printed, self-instructional motivational skills training modules. The modules promote the development of self-management, personal responsibility, and positive self-control skills that underlie self-motivation. The implications of this research for providing a cost-effective technology for personalizing CAI training and for reducing the dependence of the motivational skills training on instructor and group process facilitation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided instruction, *Military training, *Motivation, *Learning, *Military personnel, Man computer interface, Skills, Attitudes(Psychology), Performance(Human), Research management, Cost effectiveness, Management planning and control, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE