Accession Number:

ADA139881

Title:

Computer-Managed Instruction: Stability of Cognitive Components

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 1982-Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

To ascertain changes in cognitive correlates of learning as students advance through hierarchical instruction, 24 individual difference measures were obtained from 166 Navy trainees who had completed a computer-managed course in electricity and electronics. Principal component analysis and varimax rotation were computed for cognitive characteristics, producing factor scores that were used in multiple regression analyses to predict achievement in 11 modules of instruction. During acquisition of course content, cognitive components sampled shifted noticeably in importance throughout the curriculum. The results have implications for aptitude-treatment-interaction ATI research, transition from novice to expert, crystallized and fluid intelligence, task demands of instruction, and computer-managed mastery learning.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE