ERIC Number: ED348016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Learner Control over Feedback in Computer-Based Instruction.
Pridemore, Doris R.; Klein, James D.
Although both learner control and feedback have been heavily researched, very little research has been conducted on giving learners control over the feedback which they receive. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of learner control of feedback in a computer assisted instruction (CAI) lesson. The independent variables were type of control (learner or program) and level of feedback (verification or elaboration), The dependent variables were performance on a posttest, attitude toward the program, and time to study feedback. The subjects, who were 100 undergraduate education majors enrolled in an educational psychology class at a large southwestern university, used one of four CAI programs which provided either program control or learner control over verification or elaboration feedback. Results indicated that subjects who received elaboration feedback during instruction performed better than students who received verification feedback. Type of control did not have a significant influence on performance. Implications of these findings for the design of CAI are discussed. (17 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elaboration Theory; Verification
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division; see IR 015 706.