Accession Number:

ADA256650

Title:

Functional Requirements of an Advanced Instructional Design Advisor: Simulation Authoring. Volume 3

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Mar 1990-Feb 1991

Corporate Author:

MEI ASSOCIATES INC SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

The Advanced instructional Design Advisor AIDA will provide automated and intelligent assistance to inexperienced instructional computer- based instructional developers. This technical paper contains two reports discussing simulation capability and AIDA. First, Drs M. David Merrill and Mark K. Jones describe the integration of transaction shells TAX with RAPIDS, a simulation-based instructional authoring and delivery system. They argue RAPIDS could be used to build simulations and some portions of the knowledge representation model required by AIDA. Merrill and Jones present an example of the instructional design process using the AIDA transaction shells. Then, Dr Douglas Towne discusses the instructional development process using the RAPIDS system. Towne describes specifying course structure, building device simulations, producing simulations and delivering instruction using RAPIDS. He walks through the RAPIDS instructional development process using instruction on the maintenance of the U.S. Air Force T-38 jet aircraft as an example. Two significant conclusions resulted from this work. First, incorporating RAPIDS into the AIDA experimental prototype AIDA would be too costly and time- consuming. Second, because AIDA does require some simulation creation capability, a simpler simulation authoring capability will be included in the near term version of the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE