ERIC Number: ED343600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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A Computer Approach To Teach Study Skills to Third Grade Students and Parents.
Temme, Dana L.
The problem of a high percentage of third grade students with poor study skills was addressed through a computer program designed to teach these skills. Parent participation was an important component of the program as it has been shown that parental involvement has a positive effect on student achievement and success at school. A motivational study skills program was created using the HyperCard computer software. Students and parents used this computer program to learn homework guidelines, notebook organization, and techniques for studying. Voice interaction, animation, and a variety of graphics were motivational components of the program. A pretest-posttest design was used to show measured growth in the designated skills taught in this study. Results indicated increased levels of achievement for the target group in study skills. It was concluded that this computer program would facilitate orientation of students or teachers new to the school, as well as provide uniformity and consistency if adopted as a school-wide study skills program. Appendices include teacher survey, teacher questionnaire, parent survey, student pretest, parent letter, letter on reading comprehension, and samples of student data. (16 references) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.