ERIC Number: ED192717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Assisted, Programmed Text, and Lecture Modes of Instruction in Three Medical Training Courses: Comparative Evaluation. Final Report.
Deignan, Gerard M.; And Others
This report contains a comparative analysis of the differential effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI), programmed instructional text (PIT), and lecture methods of instruction in three medical courses--Medical Laboratory, Radiology, and Dental. The summative evaluation includes (1) multiple regression analyses conducted to predict learner performance; (2) 2x3 analyses of variance conducted to investigate treatment (CAI, lecture, and PIT) and aptitude effects; and (3) discriminant analyses of high-fast and low-slow achievers in each group to determine the characteristics of learners for whom the particular treatment was effective. The data for each course are presented, including charts and graphs, followed by a section providing discussions of the instructional effectiveness of the three treatments within each course; decision strategies; learner characteristics; characteristics of high achievement--fast CAI learners, high-fast vs. low-slow PIT students, and high vs. low achievement lecture students; post instructional attitudes; learner media preferences; and attitude change. Conclusions, recommendations, and a list of references conclude the report. (CHC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Intermode Differences, Lecture Method, Medical Education, Programed Instruction, Summative Evaluation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1980-671-143/31).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.