Accession Number:

ADA025249

Title:

Learner Control of Lesson Strategy: A Model for PLATO IV System Lessons.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 73-Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this research were to develop a technique to facilitate creating computer-based instruction CBI with a minimum of effort on the part of the authorcoder, and to investigate the feasibility of using a structure which puts control of lesson strategy into the hands of the student learner. It was a major premise that the lesson development technique should be useable over a wide variety of subject matters and should require no special expertise on the part of the author preparing the lesson materials or of the individual encoding them for use. A model was developed in which each CBI lesson is composed of two distinctly separate parts a strategy section or driver common to all such lessons and a content section peculiar to each lesson. The strategy section of this model puts lesson control in the hands of the student learner by allowing him a free choice of the sequence in which he sees lesson segments learning objectives and types of content rules, examples, practice. The model has been evaluated using several types of subject matter which have demonstrated both the feasibility and flexibility of the approach used.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE