ERIC Number: ED188599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of CAI and Class Instruction Approaches on Study Skills.
Gadzella, Bernadette M.
A study was conducted to compare the effects of study skills instructions on students' study behaviors and attitudes when such instructions were offered through study guides, class instructions, and discussions, or via computer assisted instruction (CAI). Undergraduate students were separated into three groups which (1) read study skills guides and received instructions on these skills during regular classes; (2) received instructions on study skills through CAI; and (3) served as a control. All subjects responded to the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) three times during the semester. Trend analyses on the seven SSHA measures showed no differences among the trials and interactions, and scores on the trials increased over the semester. Reverse patterns of perceptions on study habits were found for CAI and control groups. Scores for the CAI group showed upward shifts and scores for the control group showed downward shifts. Scores for the class instruction group, when compared with the CAI and control groups, did not change over the semester. It was concluded that the CAI was a superior method of providing study skills instruction when compared to the class instruction approach. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (3rd, San Antonio, TX, February 1980).