ERIC Number: ED112865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Variables in Computer Programming. Indiana Mathematical Psychology Program. Final Report.
Mayer, Richard E.
The final report of this study describes the objectives and plan of attack used for determining how novice students learn to interact with a computer and how instruction can result in meaningful learning. Changes to the original plans and significant outcomes are mentioned. The final report concludes with abstracts of research findings on the effects of models, the effects of practice questions and aptitude effects of program representations, and effects of computational vs. meaningful practice in programed instruction. A list of papers published and delivered under this study is provided. "Instructional Variables in Meaningful Learning of Computer Programing," a paper from the study, is appended to the final report. Additional appendixes contains the text of the model and rule booklets, typical practice and test questions and a pretest used in the study. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Office of Experimental Projects and Programs.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Psychology.