A Description of the SoftCAT Computer Assisted Teaching System

Richard I. Kagel

Abstract


The CATS system is a set of computer programs that are used by instructors to create effective lessons without the need for programming skills or a computer background. The system can be mastered by teachers in a very short time. Using the system allows instructors additional class time to concentrate on more complex material. Lessons can be developed so that bright students can get through them quickly and others can go at a slower pace. Tests can be prepared with the system to evaluate material learned at an earlier time. Items for testing can be randomly selected from a pool to create a unique test screen in response to incorrect answers.

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