An Evaluation of Computer-Managed Instruction in Navy Technical Training
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of this project was to develop and evaluate a Computer- managed Instruction CMI system that would be less expensive than Computer- assisted Instruction CAI, would provide a frequency of interaction that falls somewhere between that provided by CAI and that normally provided by CMI, and would handle some of the clerical and administrative burdens that are normally imposed by student-paced instruction. More specifically, a system was developed that would make assignments, grade tests, provide feedback to the student, and provide some of the information needed for the effective control and management of a large-scale system of student-paced instruction. Both the instruction and testing took place off line. The system was evaluated in two short courses taught at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis. It was compared to 1 calssroom instruction and 2 a system of student-paced instruction that was based on the training materials and tests developed for the CMI system, but which substituted manual operations for certain of the operations provided by the computer in the CMI system.
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