Accession Number:

AD0260316

Title:

PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING AS APPLIED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SAGE OPERATORS

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AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1961-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The essential characteristics of the Track Monitor and Intercept Director tasks, for which selfinstructional programs were developed, are described in behavioral terms. These characteristics were identified as including the following kinds of behaviors and skills job knowledge academic, decision-making, problem-solving, perceptual, positional-motor, symbol identification, and sequential. Emphasis is placed on these task characteristics only in so far as they had implications for the programming methodology used. The rationale developed for relating this programming methodology to the identified task characteristics is discussed in detail in terms of the following specific programming variables form of response, type of feedback, method of cueing, size of step, organization of frames, and branching. Selected frames from the TRACK Monitor and Intercept Director programs are shown and discussed as examples of the application of each of these variables to various task characteristics. In addition, the organizational structure, the distribution of writen and other responses, and the use of branching sequences is discussed for each program. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE