MAIS: A computer-based integrated instructional system

Robert D. Tennyson

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An instructional design model, the Minnesota Adaptive Instructional System (MAIS), that links knowledge acquisition and employment with specific computer-based instructional prescriptions is reviewed. Specific cognitive processes for acquisition of declarative, procedural, and contextual knowledge are respectively linked to expository, practice, and problem-oriented strategies. Likewise, the cognitive processes of employment (i.e., recall, problem solving, and creativity) are linked to complex-dynamic and self-directed strategies. Each of the instructional strategies is composed of variables and conditions that have been empirically tested and shown to improve specific forms of knowledge acquisition and employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993


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