ERIC Number: ED083797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Post Lesson Remediation and Student Control of Branching in Computer Based Training.
Lahey, George F.; And Others
Recent studies have demonstrated that computer based training programs which incorporate adaptive branching are superior to fixed sequence programs that require each student to see and respond to every training frame. A study was therefore devised to investigate two different ways to control such branching (student controlled or program controlled) and also to test the effects of remediation using a no-remediation control group. Subjects were 108 trainees in a basic Naval electronics course, each of whom participated in 11 lessons (one half were subject and the other program controlled branching), responded to a questionnaire assessing attitudes about the branching modes and about remediation, and completed a final examination. Results showed no significant differences between branching conditions or remediation conditions for training time or final examination performance. However, because students preferred student controlled training and because these lessons are simpler to prepare, it was concluded that the student controlled CAI training materials should be developed and used wherever possible. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel and Training Research Lab., San Diego, CA.