Accession Number:

AD0765695

Title:

Comparison of Paired Students and Individual Students Trained by CAI

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of reducing cost per terminal hour of computer assisted instruction CAI was investigated by training Ss in pairs on two modules of an operationally tested tutorial CAI course in the Navys basic electronics curriculum. Navy electronics students, randomly assigned to groups, received all training on an IBM 1500 Instructional System. The major complaint reported by paired students was that the partner went either too fast or too slow. The results indicate that paired student training is a feasible method to reduce the cost per terminal hour of CAI, where CAI course materials are basically linear and where students are paired on the basis of learning rate and aptitude.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE