Distributed Instructional System Project.
WICAT INC OREM UT
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This report summarizes the results of the Distributed Instructional System DIS project. The DIS consists of individual student workstations connected to a central storage station having main storage capability. Each workstation consists of a 16-bit WICAT microcomputer controlling a videodisc player. The system is operated through a specially designed hand-held keypad and can provide combination videodisc and computer-generated displays. The DIS system is designed to simultaneously deliver computer-assisted instruction CAI and 2-dimensional 2-D simulation over a broad range of weapons systems and trained tasks to operator and maintenance personnel simultaneously. The goal of the three year effort was the development of a low-cost computer-controlled interactive videodisc delivery system capable of providing computer-assisted instruction and 2-D simulation. This report describes the system constructed to meet that goal, as well as the products created and validated in a demonstration of the instructional capabilities of the system. Section 2.0 provides a brief history of the system development effort and its goals. Section 3.0 describes the principles that guided system design and the designs which resulted. Section 4.0 presents the work plan, schedule, and organization created for development of the system, and Section 5.0 describes the results obtained. Section 6.0 gives a set of recommendations for further development of the concepts developed and implemented during this project.
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