ERIC Number: ED190067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Literacy Instruction in Phonics.
Wisher, Robert A.
This report details the research and development effort to examine the feasibility of teaching the phonics segment of the Navy's Academic Remedial Training program by computer driven voice synthesizer. The criterion for feasibility was that the computer-assisted course produce ART graduates who read as well as students who receive a comparable amount of classroom phonics instruction. Twenty-four students were given the special instruction on a multimedia system that included a minicomputer, viewing consoles, response entry keyboards, and a voice synthesizer. When compared to the control group, the students in the computer-assisted course did as well as those in the classroom, but no better. The 24 subjects were then integrated back into the classroom group where they performed as well in the remainder of the course as their fellows in the control group. Since student performance in the CAI program produced a match, the phonics segment of the ART program is a success and is a candidate for automation. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Voice Synthesizers