ERIC Number: ED234755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Theory-Based Computer Tutorial Model.
Dixon, Robert C.; Clapp, Elizabeth J.
Because of the need for models to illustrate some possible answers to practical courseware development questions, a specific, three-section model incorporating the Corrective Feedback Paradigm (PCP) is advanced for applying theory to courseware. The model is reconstructed feature-by-feature against a framework of a hypothetical, one-to-one, teacher-directed tutorial, indicating the following for each feature: (1) its theoretical and empirical bases, if any; (2) some strengths and weaknesses; (3) its specifications; and (4) research considerations. The model is characterized as being theory-based and sufficiently specific to generate actual lesson designs as well as for research purposes. Instructional features discussed are the pretest, frame, and modeling. Analyses of features related to student and computer/teacher interactions include those concerned with determining the tentative practice set, eliciting a response, judging a response, providing feedback for a correct response, determining error type, revising item type, providing feedback for incorrect responses, and exhausting the item set. Immediate and delayed posttests and lesson revision are also examined, and applications of the model for lesson design are considered. Several figures illustrate the model, and 20 references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.