ERIC Number: ED362195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Hypertext Instructional Delivery System when Compared to a Traditional CAI Tutorial.
Quade, Ann M.
Differences in traditional student performance measures were examined following a computer assisted instruction (CAI) or a hypertext approach for mastering concepts related to intellectual property (i.e., copyright and patent) law. Seventy-six undergraduate business majors at a midwestern state university received CAI or hypertext instruction. Both the CAI tutorial and the hypertext system were developed using HyperCard and its authoring language. Learner control over the number of informational screens was not found to be a factor in overall performance, and there was no significant difference in the number of subject matter screens viewed by the two treatment groups. Neither treatment was found to achieve a greater measure of learning about intellectual property law. There are indications from the study that ability plays a major role in assessing the effectiveness of a tutorial versus hypertext instructional systems. The tutorial appears most effective for high-ability subjects. Six tables and two figures illustrate study findings. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Business Administration Education, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Intellectual Property, Intermode Differences, Learner Controlled Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Tutors; HyperCard
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.