ERIC Number: ED212101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Instruction for Teaching Basic Money Handling Skills to Mentally Handicapped Students at Christine Meikle School in Calgary.
Holz, Else; And Others
The study involving 32 trainable mentally handicapped students (7 to 20 years old) investigated the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction (CAI) in teaching the necesary arithmetic skills for handling small amounts of money. Equipment used consisted of a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) terminal interfaced with a random access slide projector, and a hard copy teletype terminal. Courseware consisted of a series of computer programs organized into four models (numeral recognition, counting to 99, simple addition, coin recognition), each of which dealt with a concept necessary for successful handling of coins up to 99 cents. Although the modules followed a sequential developmental design, it was not necessary for a student to complete one module before advancing to the next. Results showed that while learning took place for both the study and control groups, the difference was statistically significant for the study group. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.