ERIC Number: ED255895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
The Computer's Effect on the Learning of New Words.
To determine whether learning words can be accomplished effectively using the computer, 11 first grade children in an experimental group were taught specific sight words on the Apple computer as compared to the teaching of those same words to 11 children in the classroom using flashcards. A total of 25 words was taught over a five-week period. The experimental group children were told the code word that would retrieve the specific list of words to learn. The computer then flashed a word, in color, for 10 seconds on the screen. Then the word disappeared and the child was expected to spell the word. The child was given two tries before the computer displayed the answer. The control sample was flashed the words each day using index cards. The word was hidden and the child was asked to spell the word on paper. This same procedure for both groups was repeated each day. Results indicated that the control group sample obtained a significantly higher score than those in the experimental group. (Materials used in the study are appended.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.