ERIC Number: ED060649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-26
Reference Count: 0
A Feasibility Study of Tutorial Type Computer Assisted Instruction in Selected Topics in High School Chemistry.
A study was performed to determine the effectiveness of short-term, tutorial-type computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in selected topics in high school chemistry. To determine CAI effectiveness, post-tests specifically designed for this study were administered at the completion of instruction and sixty days later. Control group students generally performed 20% higher than did CAI students on both post-tests. The CAI group, however, appeared to learn twice as fast, completing the chemistry program in from one-third to one-half the time required by classroom students. The increased learning rate called for self-pacing and meaningful time usage not ordinarily encountered in traditional instruction; students in CAI felt challenged to productivity. Students were favorably impressed by computer-assisted instruction in general. (RB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.