ERIC Number: ED171324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adaptive Design Strategies for Selecting Number and Presentation Order of Examples in Coordinate Concept Acquisition.
Park, Ok-Choon; Tennyson, Robert D.
A total of 132 volunteer 10th and 11th grade students participated in an experiment to investigate two variables of computer-based adaptive instructional strategies for concept learning. The first variable tested the hypothesis that selection of number of examples according to on-task information is more efficient than selection according to pre-task information or pre-task plus on-task information. Data analysis showed that the on-task information condition needed significantly less instructional time and fewer instructional examples than either of the other two conditions. The second variable contrasted response-sensitive strategy with a response-insensitive strategy to determine the presentation order of examples within rational sets. Results showed that students in the response-sensitive group not only performed better but also needed less on-task learning time and fewer examples than the response-insensitive group. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)