American Society of Civil Engineers


Applications and Potential of Micro-computer Aided Instruction


by Chris T. Hendrickson, (Carnegie-Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA, USA), Bruce N. Janson, (Carnegie-Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA, USA), and Mario Rossi, (Carnegie-Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

pp. 116-125

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment
Abstract: The capabilities of computers for intense interaction and cost effective storage of reference material suggest that computer aided instruction (CAI) may have substantial potential for training and information transfer. This paper reviews common approaches to developing and using CAI programs, including various commercial authoring systems and languages. Examples of CAI programs developed by the authors are discussed, involving programs used in civil engineering instruction and at the workplace. Some other possible applications are summarized and evaluated.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Information systems
Training

Author Keywords:
COMPUTERS, MINICOMPUTER
CIVIL ENGINEERING - Computer Applications - COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE - Microprogramming - DATA PROCESSING - Educational Applications - URBAN PLANNING - Transportation
COST EFFECTIVE STORAGE - INFORMATION TRANSFER - MICRO-COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION