Accession Number:

ADA043650

Title:

Computer Assisted Instruction in Air Force Medical Training: Preliminary Findings

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Feb 74-Mar 76

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The present report documents development procedures and findings from an initial exploratory application of computer interactive instructional terminals within Air Force medical training. An experimental problem-oriented medical curriculum POMC constituting less than 10 percent of the total instructional hours during the first year of training was developed and administered by means of PLATO IV computer terminals. To assist informed judgment by decision-makers, preliminary information on the suitability of the POMC was required to determine if subsequent in-depth study of the comparative effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction CAI as opposed to alternative conventional modes of instruction was warranted. The present report provides Phase I preliminary information on development procedures, implementation conditions, student reactions, lessons learned, and cost data analyzed by Air Force health care scientists.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE