ERIC Number: ED156458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Efficiency of Algorithmized Instruction.
Gerlach, Vernon S.; Schmid, Richard F.
This experiment was conducted to determine the efficiency of three forms of an algorithm of known effectiveness and the effects of its availability following initial instruction. The dependent variable was time to solve computational problems requiring rule application. The algorithm was presented in three forms: prose, flowchart, and gradual withdrawal of flowchart. The algorithm was either available during instruction and testing or during instruction only. Results indicate that, over time, algorithmized instruction significantly decreased time to solve problems, even after a week's delay, and that recourse to the algorithm reduced instructional time and results in faster learner performance. (Author/MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)