ERIC Number: ED089681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Student Controlled Versus Program Controlled CAI.
Hurlock, Richard E.; And Others
A research project was designed 1) to compare student-controlled to program-controlled computer-assisted instruction (CAI); and 2) to evaluate the effect of reading a lesson narrative before training. A 2x2 design was used to investigate the influence of the two pretraining and two training conditions on performance scores and training time. Ninety-six trainees in a Navy Basic Electricity/Electronics School course were randomly assigned among the four treatment groups and completed a CAI lesson requiring approximately nine hours of study. No differences were found among the experimental conditions in performance of training time, but it was discovered that students who controlled their own programs maintained more favorable attitudes toward CAI. In the light of these findings it would seem that CAI programs can allow for a measure of student control; this, in turn, will make the authoring of CAI programs a less complicated task since the author will not have to be completely responsible for program branching. (Author/LB)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel and Training Research Lab., San Diego, CA.