ERIC Number: ED082135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted Vocabulary Acquisition: A Terminological Approach. Final Report.
McMullen, David W.
A terminological approach, constructed around key words in textual material, emphasizes vocabulary in the context of organized frames of reference. This research was directed toward stating a terminological approach in operational terms in order to develop and test procedures for acquiring vocabulary by computer. Three phases are described: (1) the construction of a computer program for comparing two acquisition models, (2) the development of a data base (course content) through the use of the above procedures, and (3) the evaluation of the approach and acquisition models in an experimental study. A blocked-presentation model was compared with spaced presentation, the former supported by concept formation studies and the latter by studies in school learning. Results favoring spaced presentation are discussed in terms of information encoding, and performance gains are described along with suggestions for improving effectiveness. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.