ERIC Number: ED046246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Learner and Program-Controlled Sequences of Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Oliver, William P.
This study defined a type of information-processing task analysis and an index relating different instructional sequences to this analysis. One hundred sixty-four college students were taught, with computer-assisted instruction, an imaginary science by various instructional sequences or by selecting their own sequence. A program-controlled instructional sequence conforming to the sequence defined by the task analysis was most effective. Learner-controlled sequences yielded poor performance. The contributions of the cognitive abilities of induction, associative memory, and general reasoning to performance under learner and program-controlled sequence and the ability by sequence interactions were shown. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., February 5, 1971)