ERIC Number: ED201531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
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Learner Control of Number of Instances in a Rule-Using Task.
Wilcox, Wayne C.; And Others
Seventy-nine college students were taught laws of logarithms via the TICCIT CAI system. Most of the students were assigned to learner control or yoked treatment groups. Students assigned to learner control groups were able to choose how many instances to study. Students assigned to yoked groups were randomly yoked to students in the learner control groups in such a way that each student in the yoked groups was required to study the same number of instances for the same amount of time as studied by his or her companion in the learner control groups. No differences in posttest performance and attitude toward the instruction occurred between the learner control and yoked groups. Thus, no evidence was provided that learner control of number of instances will accommodate individual differences in learning a rule-using task. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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