ERIC Number: ED053579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Model for the Teaching of Beginning Shorthand Through the Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction. Final Report.
Borman, Karl G.
A model was developed for teaching beginning shorthand through the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). The model was based on the supposition that incorrect responses decrease the efficiency of the learning process. A response not completed within the amount of time required for a correct response was predicted to be incorrect. In the first phase of the experiment, the median correct-response latency for each stimulus for each subject was ascertained and stored in the computer. In the second phase, each experimental subject's response latencies were monitored and compared to median correct-response latencies. If the subject's response latency exceeded the median correct-response latency by one second, the request for a response was replaced by a prompt consisting of the correct response before proceeding to the next stimulus. No attempt was made to intercept incorrect responses for control subjects. Analysis of data indicated that the subjects assigned to the interception method required more time to reach criterion and made fewer incorrect responses than the control subjects. Analysis of the subjects' retention patterns over a four-week period showed no significant differences between the experimental and control groups. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.