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ERIC Number: ED256333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Microcomputers for Drill and Practice: Issues and Implications.
Salisbury, David F.
Issues and implications related to the use of microcomputers for providing practice activities are addressed, including which skills should be automatized, requirements for ensuring that a skill has attained automaticity, scheduling and amount of practice, and the type and use of data that should be collected on individual student practice performance. Two drill and practice programs are described as examples of high quality, sophisticated, computer-based practice strategies. First, the corrective feedback paradigm is identified as adding several features available only in computerized drill, including specialized feedback, discrimination training, spaced review, and the retirement criterion. Then, the Progressive State Paradigm is introduced. This sophisticated drill strategy uses a student's response history to alter the remaining instruction in order to optimize the learning process. The paper concludes with a description of a Florida State University research program designed to identify effective and efficient computer-based drill and practice instructional strategies. Eleven references are listed, and a flowchart illustrates the structure of a progressive state paradigm. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A