ERIC Number: ED041785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effectiveness of an Electronic Student Response System in Teaching Biology to the Non-Major Utilizing Nine Group-Paced, Linear Programs.
Bessler, William Carl
This paper presents the procedures, results, and conclusions of a study designed to determine the effectiveness of an electronic student response system in teaching biology to the non-major. Nine group-paced linear programs were used. Subjects were 664 college students divided into treatment and control groups. The effectiveness of the response system in presenting the programs was measured by achievement of the students on the examinations given during the course. The results of the study indicated that there was no significant difference between the achievement of students taught in control discussion sections and the achievement of students taught in treatment discussion sections. In addition, no significant interactions were found among student characteristics, instruction characteristics and achievement in control and treatment sections. The author concluded that the study provided statistical evidence that the electronic student response system when used with group-paced, linear programs was an effective educational medium. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, College Science, Electronics, Evaluation, Instruction, Linear Programing, Programed Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.