ERIC Number: ED077228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Development and Assessment of an Adaptive Strategy Utilizing Regression Analysis Techniques for the Presentation of Instruction Via Computer. Tech Report Number 27.
This investigation developed a methodology for adapting self-instructional materials to individual differences. Data on within-course variables of proportion of correct answers, latency and anxiety were monitored and regression analysis used to determine predictors of final performance. Regression equations were coded into the computer logic and remedial loops added at those points. Four groups were established to evaluate the adaptation of instruction by regression analysis. The regression group used the program to which were added: a) the coding to monitor the within-course variables; b) the prediction models detecting students needing assistance; and c) the remedial loops which would maximize performance. The all-remediation group received all remedial loops, and the no-remediation, none. The choice group could choose any loop. Since posttest scores for the first two groups were the highest, remediation was effective in improving performance and the decision logic was a good means of identifying individual learner needs. (PB)
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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.