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ERIC Number: ED014219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-15
Pages: 1
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COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING FOR INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION.
FILEP, ROBERT T.; MURPHY, D. BRIAN
PROJECT GOALS WERE TO TRAIN BIOLOGY TEACHERS IN THE TECHNIQUES OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING WRITING OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING (CAL) BIOLOGY SEQUENCES, TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPE CAL SEQUENCES FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION, AND TO CONDUCT A DEVELOPMENT FIELD TEST OF THESE MATERIALS. A PRELIMINARY STUDY USING 7 BIOLOGY TEACHERS PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PROJECT PROGRAMMERS TO OBSERVE THE TEACHERS' REACTIONS TO EACH OF THE SEQUENCES AND TO PINPOINT NEEDED CHANGES. FIELD TEST CONDITIONS ADEQUATELY APPROXIMATED ACTUAL CONDITIONS OF A CAL NETWORK FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION. TEACHER PARTICIPANTS REPRESENTED A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE, AGE, AND FORMAL TRAINING. THEY WERE PUNCTUAL FOR COMPUTER TERMINAL SESSIONS, WHICH WERE SCHEDULED 18 HOURS A DAY, AND ON WEEKENDS TO ALLOW MAXIMUM USE OF EQUIPMENT. STIPENDS WERE GIVEN, COMPARABLE TO INSERVICE COURSE CREDITS GIVEN IN ACTUALITY. EQUIPMENT WAS STANDARD. TEACHERS WERE NOT RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO THE EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS. DIFFERENCES OF THE GAIN SCORES ON PRE AND POST ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WERE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT FOR 1 SEQUENCE BUT NOT FOR THE OTHER 2. ATTITUDE AND EQUIPMENT APPRAISAL QUESTIONNAIRES SHOWED FAVORABLE EVALUATION OF THE SYSTEM. THE DOCUMENT PRESENTS TEST MATERIALS AND TABLES SHOWING ITEM ANALYSES FOR ALL TESTS. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Albany)