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ERIC Number: ED099205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 77
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A Comparison of Pupil Achievement and Pupil Attitudes with and without the Assistance of Batch Computer-Supported Instruction.
Akkerhuis, Gerard
The purpose of this study was to test the effect of Batch Computer-Supported Instruction (Batch CSI), an inexpensive method of involving ordinary classroom groups with the computer, on students' cognitive skills in mathematical computation and comprehension and on affective attitudes toward mathematics and the computer. Additionally, a correlational study was made of teacher attitude toward Batch CSI and class success in using the program. Pretests were given to 18 sixth-grade classes in one community; then 9 classes were randomly selected as the experimental group, which received 18 weeks of Batch CSI in mathematics involving student-made problems on worksheets and computer printouts of these problems. Posttests were given to all 18 classes. Student gains in the experimental group were compared with control group gains through the use of the t-test. Results showed that in the cognitive areas, significant differences were found for mathematics comprehension skills but not for computation skills. In the affective areas, significant differences were found for student attitude toward mathematics but not for attitude toward the computer. Analysis of a survey questionnaire completed by each experimental teacher showed that the higher the opinion a teacher held of Batch CSI, the better his class did with it. (Author/DT)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California