ERIC Number: ED097910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
CAI: Overcoming Attitude Barriers.
Netusil, Anton J.; Kockler, Lois H.
During each of two school quarters, approximately 60 college students enrolled in a mathematics course were randomly assigned to an experimental group or a control group. The control group received instruction by the lecture method only; the experimental group received the same instruction, except that six computer-assisted instruction (CAI) units were substituted for six class lectures. All students were given a pretest and a posttest measuring attitude toward CAI, attitude toward mathematics, and achievement in the mathematical content of the CAI units. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) The experimental group's attitude toward CAI improved significantly from pretest to posttest, but the control group's attitude toward CAI did not change significantly; (2) attitudes toward mathematics improved in both the experimental group and the control group; (3) both the experimental group and the control group showed significant achievement gains, and there was no significant difference between the achievement of the two groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.