MONIFORMS as Authoring Aids for the PLATO IV CAI System.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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An analysis of portions of the HumRRO-developed computer-administered instruction CAI course in COBOL Programming, and a survey of representatives from Advanced Research Project Agency ARPA PLATO IV installations indicated a need for authoring aids that could be prepared and programmed easily and quickly. The nine MONIFORMS resulting from this study are useful for rapid development of certain frequently used CAI material. These authoring aids are partially precoded formats which make use of HumRRO subroutines for question execution. MONIFORMS are used for development of single questions--of the multiple choice, constructed response, and matching type--that can be combined with material prepared by conventional methods. They are responsive to users needs, cover most of the frequently used question types, reduce preparation time, do not require TUTOR programming experience for their completion, combine readily with conventionally coded material, and are economical with author-computer lesson space. Future MONIFORM activity will include increasing their number and variety, and developing a second generation type MONIFORM. Author
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