Applications of Pretest Branching Designs to CAI Basic Electronics Training.
NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The report presents results of development and evaluation of a computer assisted instruction CAI course module capacitance for basic electronics and includes the investigation of two pretest branching strategy designs intended to adapt instruction to meet individual training needs. Descriptions included a new technique for coding lesson materials and student responses to facilitate and improve course revision, and tryout and revision cycles made during the developmental phase. The test and evaluation phase compared achievement and time measures of students trained on the previously developed CAI Inductance Module and the new CAI Capacitance Module with control students who received regular classroom instruction over the same training objectives. CAI lessons employing skip ahead and minimal training pretest branching designs provided the naive and slow learning student with 2 to 4 times more training than the sophisticated and fast learning student. Author
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