ERIC Number: ED195246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Advisement and Management Strategies as Design Variables in Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Tennyson, Robert D.
This study tested the hypothesis that high school students can effectively manage their learning needs in a computer-assisted instructional system when provided on-task advisement of their learning achievement in relation to a given criterion. One hundred and thirty-nine male and female high school students from a 12th grade course in psychology were assigned randomly to one of four treatment conditions. The two independent variables of management strategy (adaptive control and learner control) and advisement (with and without) were tested with a pretest-posttest, two-way factorial design that involved the four treatment groups. Advisement information was provided to the students using the Minnesota Adaptive Instruction System. Data analysis indicated that advisement, using either a program control or learner control management strategy, resulted in better posttest performance, less instructional time, and fewer instructional examples than those same management strategies with no advisement. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980).