ERIC Number: ED196417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Simulating CBE on Paper: A Small Step Backwards.
Brenner, Lisa P.
A study was conducted in the School of Medical Technology at the University of Illinois to determine the relative learning effectiveness of lessons taught by means of computer assisted instruction (in this case, PLATO) versus lessons taught by means of paper copies adapted from the PLATO system. While the benefits of translating paper instructional materials to computer systems have been explored, little attention has been given to using the computer to generate paper instructional materials. This study included three phases: (1) the steps involved and costs of translation of computer based information to paper copy were recorded and subjected to a feasibility analysis; (2) the translated instructional modules were evaluated for lesson style, content, and appropriateness; and (3) the short and long term learning effectiveness of PLATO lessons versus their paper counterparts were compared in a controlled study. The translation process was found to be feasible and students appeared to learn as effectively with the paper versions as with online delivery. Tables of data are included. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980).