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ERIC Number: ED034403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 215
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Individual Versus Paired Learning of an Abstract Algebra Presented by Computer Assisted Instruction.
Love, William P.
A nine-day study was designed to investigate the learning achievement differences between paired and individual high school students in a Computer Assisted Instruction course in Boolean Algebra. Within the format of five 40-minute lessons (including preview frames, instruction, examples, practice problems, criterion frames, and daily quizzes), 23 concept units were developed. Thirty-six of the 54 participating students were paired for all activities except the final examination; the remaining 18 students participated individually. Data collected included results of various pre-course algebra knowledge tests, preview questions, criterion questions, daily lesson quizzes, the final examination, and attitude questionnaires. Analyses (which included reliability estimates, the F test, and correlation coefficients) of results showed no significant differences between the two groups in post-course achievement or in individual concept unit scores, indicating that paired instruction using CAI techniques is as effective as individual instruction. Further investigations are indicated as a result of the study into paired versus individual achievement, the pairing variable, student controlled instruction, task difficulty, and pair-individual alternation. (SP)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.