ERIC Number: ED070282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Review of the Response Mode Issue. Tech Memo Number 44.
Some of the investigations concerned with the effectiveness of different modes of responding to programed and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) are reviewed. The findings suggest that when student familiarity with program content is low, or when there is little program redundancy as determined by the blackout ratio, constructing responses leads to higher achievement. Problems with the use of the blackout ratio are discussed. Finally, it is suggested that the greater effectiveness of constructing responses in some cases may be a function of the fact that students are forced to attend to the instructional material for longer periods of time than in other response modes. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Society for Programmed Instruction (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1972)