ERIC Number: ED362184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Interface Types on Learning and Satisfaction for Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Lucas, Leslie A.; Tuscher, Leroy J.
This study investigated whether the visual forms of buttons influenced learning and satisfaction when early adolescent students were asked to perform tasks using computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Ninety subjects participated. Three visual forms were designed for buttons located in a CAI application. One contained pictures for commands, the second contained words for commands, and the third contained the combination of pictures and words. Each subject was assigned to one of six groups. Each group used two of the three styles of buttons. The groups performed two sets of three tasks. Response time, accuracy, and satisfaction were measured. The results indicated that groups performed faster with the second task set. The results also indicated that groups were more accurate in their responses when the buttons illustrated words than when the buttons illustrated the combination. Results for satisfaction indicated that groups were more satisfied with the combination than they were with the words. (Contains 8 references. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Courseware, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Performance Factors, Pictorial Stimuli, Reaction Time, Satisfaction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Verbal Stimuli
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Accuracy; Screen Format
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.