ERIC Number: ED261481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities and Microcomputer Courseware: A Qualitative Study of Students' and Teachers' Interactions with Instructional Dimensions.
To determine which elements of courseware are and are not effective in computer-based education, 59 learning disabled students were observed during a 5 1/2-month period using over 20 commercial courseware packages. Additional elements of the naturalistic study included interviews with teachers, students, and administrators; and analysis of the courseware, its documentation, and participating students' records. Preliminary findings have suggested that students already possess a high level of computer sophistication, and that competition with one's self and among other students is a highly motivating factor in courseware use. Implications for courseware design are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).