Accession Number:

AD0733339

Title:

Implications of Training Research for CAI,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A brief description is proved of five general implications of prior training research for contemporary efforts to exploit computers for training. Stated negatively, or as cautions, these five general implications are 1 Dont act as if computer-based training were something entirely new. Always conceive of computer-based training in such a way that you can relate it to what is known about conditions for effective training. 2 Dont be misled into thinking that a computer offers a training system which is obviously so superior that no evaluation need be made or records kept. 3 Dont just apply the computer to training. Carefully analyze the total training process and apply the computer to those functions that need automation. 4 Dont be seduced by claims that, almost mysteriously profound learning and understanding occur when a trainee uses a computer to interact heuristically with the subject-matter. Systematic practice with feedback is still be best condition for learning. 5 Dont put all your eggs on any one type of research and development basket. Because of investment costs and other factors, such as market position, there seems to be a somewhat unhealthy emphasis on an immediate capability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE