ERIC Number: ED251753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Effectiveness of Study Skills Instruction with Computer-Presented and Print-Presented Materials.
Brown, William F.; Forristall-Brown, Dorothy Z.
The superiority of the evolving computer-based approach to learning has not been supported by systematic comparisons with other methods. The effectiveness and acceptability of computer-presented and print-presented materials, containing identical concepts and methods for improving study skills and academic attitudes, were compared in a sample of 421 college freshmen. All students completed the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) on the first and last day of class. A rating scale was also administered to assess student opinions of the value of the courses. Results indicated that the computer and print approaches were equally effective in improving self-reported study habits and attitudes. Both approaches achieved significant gains. Student assessment of the acceptability of the two approaches also revealed no meaningful differences--both were rated very positively. While the results support the conclusion that computer-based learning is effective and acceptable, they do not support its superiority. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Printed Materials
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).