A computer system for training operators, programmers and maintenance personnel

  • Roulette Wm. Smith
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 17)


Two central issues related to computer assisted instructional (CAI) systems are discussed. First, we discuss logistics management and integrated logistics support for the life-cycle of a CAI product included in an automatic test system. A description of a proposed prototype CAI system is included in the second portion of this paper. This discussion includes a description of preliminary, demonstration systems along with features to be included during the next two years. The underlying theme in the discussion is that both of these issues must be treated simultaneously.

The broader implications of this research (including management science, artificially intelligent instructional systems, and models of human cognition), are also discussed.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roulette Wm. Smith
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    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
  2. 2.Value Engineering CompanyAlexandria
  3. 3.Humanized Technologies, Inc.Palo Alto

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