Accession Number:

ADP000877

Title:

Computer Assisted Training for Letter Sorting Machine Operators,

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Corporate Author:

POSTAL SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1983-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Postal Service has conducted a series of studies on the feasibility of using Computer-Assisted Instruction CAI for training of operators of machines using various keyboards. Earlier studies clearly demonstrated a strong possibility of cost effectiveness of CAI training but the exact combination of hardware and software that would show a distinct advantage over the existing training system proved elusive. The earlier CAI studies in the series used minicomputer hardware. With the development of the microcomputer in the late 1970s, a training package was developed taking advantage of the new developments in microcomputer hardware. By late 1979 a prototype of the system was operational and a pilot test began in early 1980. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE