Computer Graphics as an Aid to Learning

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Science  28 May 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3986, pp. 903-908
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3986.903


Departing from the traditional model for teaching and learning, this article deals with the problem of teaching and learning the effective application of knowledge already acquired. To this end, a model for the process of exercising judgment was outlined, and the results of an empirical study of judgmental learning were employed to show the inadequacy of the traditional outcome feedback procedures. Computer graphics techniques were used to provide new forms of information to the learner; the results are promising for the rapid learning of a task that would otherwise be difficult to learn.