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ERIC Number: ED110275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 578
Abstractor: N/A
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The Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Instructional Program Involving Applications of Selected Chemical Principles.
Lasater, Mary Elizabeth Baxter
The principal reason for this study was to apply a particular instructional design procedure and to evaluate the resulting materials. The development utilized a systems approach and included: (1) specification of the terminal behavior and of the entering skills, (2) description of intermediate objectives and arrangement of same into a learning hierarchy, (3) development of instructional sequence and materials, (4) developmental evaluation and revision, and (5) testing and evaluation of whole program. It was concluded that the program performed satisfactorily with respect to increased student ability to demonstrate the terminal behavior and with respect to individualizing instruction. The student's path length through the program appeared to be (P = 0.018) inversely related to his initial competency in the mathematical entering skills. The post-program achievement of the terminal behavior seemed to be inversely related to the program path length. It was not possible to demonstrate any relationship between SAT scores (Verbal or Math) and either the program path length or post-program achievement. Within the group selected to use the program, those who completed the instructional materials exhibited significantly (P less than 0.01) more positive attitudes toward computer-assisted instruction than did those who did not use the program. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin