ERIC Number: ED169888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes and Performance of Military Students in Computer-Based Technical Training (Part A) [and] Instructor Attitude Related to the Use of the PLATO IV System at Chanute (Part B).
Tatsuoka, Kikumi K.; And Others
A series of analyses were made to relate attitudinal and achievement outcomes in an assessment of student achievement and of student and instructor attitudes, made by the U.S. Air Force Human Resources Laboratory (AFHRL) and the Air Training Command (ATC) as part of their joint Service Test of the PLATO IV system at Chanute Air Force Base. Data were collected on students and instructors in three treatment conditions: (1) instruction with the PLATO-Based Training System on the content of the common course segment; (2) instruction with several of the PLATO lessons, with the same material presented via conventional classroom lecture methods; and (3) no PLATO instruction. Achievement data were collected and pre- and post-tests, and attitude data were collected in one instructor and two student questionnaires. Analyses indicated that students' positive perception of effectiveness in PLATO lessons was associated with better achievement gains, and frustration and stress of learning led to less favorable achievement. Positive attitudes of instructors toward the PLATO lessons had a favorable effect on the students. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.
Identifiers: PLATO IV