ERIC Number: ED213388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Managed Instruction in the Navy: V. The Effects of Charted Feedback on Rate of Progress Through a CMI Course.
Van Matre, N. H.; And Others
Two experiments are conducted to (1) develop feedback charts that display information on cumulative progress to motivate students, (2) determine the best procedures for chart delivery, and (3) assess the feasibility of the chart procedures in operational computer managed instruction (CMI) courses. Experiment I was designed to test five types of chart conditions in one CMI course. Although no significant differences were observed between the five conditions, the best method appeared to be the condition in which students requested charts that contained indications of available incentives. Experiment II was an operational test of the best chart procedure from Experiment I in four CMI schools with varying content and management styles. The chart procedures resulted in shorter course completion times when compared with the times of control groups without charts in all four schools, and student and instructor attitudes were strongly supportive of the effectiveness of the chart procedures in each experiment. Results indicated that charted feedback of progress in a CMI course is effective for improving student progress without interfering with achievement. The appendix includes preliminary and Phase II instructions to students and a progress rate plotting guide. A bibliography of 13 items is included. (CHC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 196 411 and ED 200 226.