ERIC Number: ED125545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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The Effects of Locus of Control on CAI Performance.
Fredericks, Patricia S.
Two versions of a computer-assisted instruction practice lesson on series resonant circuit analysis were compared. One was a program control version which required considerable time for students to reach criterion level. The other program was a revised student control version of the same lesson. In the program control version, quantity of practice was determined by an adaptive branching algorithm based on student performance; the student control version made practice prior to a criterion item optional. Subjects were 84 trainees in basic electricity/electronics at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. Those using the student control program showed a marked time savings over those using program control, and student control of training produced more uniform performance. Large time savings and increased test scores supported the hypothesis that a knowledgeable student can realistically estimate when he has mastered the practice material. (CH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Research, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Systems, Learning Processes, Locus of Control, Military Training, Online Systems, Performance Factors, Statistical Analysis, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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