ERIC Number: ED169917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Effectiveness of Graphic Displays for Computer Assisted Instruction. Final Report.
Moore, M. V.; Nawrocki, L. H.
This report reviews the literature on instructional graphics and implications of the findings in terms of graphic displays for computer assisted instruction. It was concluded that assumptions about the inherent value of graphics for instructional purposes are unsubstantiated by empirical evidence, and the conditions under which the use of graphics may increase instructional effectiveness remain to be determined. Comparisons between alphanumeric and graphic displays and between different graphic representations suggest that future research should systematically explore the use of graphics as a function of task requirements, subject matter content, and learner characteristics. The research also suggests that the interpretation of research outcomes is contingent upon the dependent measures obtained and that particular attention should be given to measures of delayed retention. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.