ERIC Number: ED054652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Selected Instructional Strategies in an Undergraduate Computer-Managed Instruction Course.
Lawler, R. Michael
For this study of the effects of different instructional strategies in computer-managed instruction (CMI), undergraduates in a 10-week health education course were assigned to either a control group or to one of three CMI treatments: a remedial prescription-forced mastery group, a remedial precription-forced progression group, and a forced progression group. After the administration of a pretest and other evaluating measures, CMI students proceeded with their off-line study of each module of the course while the control group attended lectures and discussion groups. CMI students took a posttest at the computer terminal and were given further directions based on the results of this posttest coupled with the strategy assigned to their treatment group. Final test results indicated that the forced mastery group did best, although all CMI groups did better than the control group on the final examination, and that there were no significant differences in study time or number of days used to complete the module posttests among the CMI groups. In addition, results suggested that the learning strategies used by students were influenced by the course content or the instructional method or both. (Author/SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.