ERIC Number: ED054472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Course Exploration and Selection--A Comparison of the Effectiveness of a Computer-based System with a Counselor-based System.
Price, Gary E.
Ninety-six 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, randomly selected to include equal numbers from each grade level, from both sexes, and from each ability quartile were randomly assigned to either experimental or control procedures. The experimental group used the computer to select courses, while the control group was assisted by the counselor. Three criterion measures, used to assess the relative effectiveness of the computer-based system, are described: (1) a test of student's understanding of information relevant to course selection; (2) students' self-reported reaction to either the computer or the counselor; and (3) a rating of the completed student programs by 5 counselors. No significant differences are reported. The author acknowledges the impossibility of concluding, from this study, that counselors are more effective than computers in assisting students in the exploration and selection of courses. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971