ERIC Number: ED262754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Research on the Effectiveness of Computer-Based Instruction: A Review. Technical Report No. 84.1.3.
This paper contains summaries of the findings of research and meta analyses conducted on the effectiveness of computer-based instruction (CBI) on student achievement. Eight conclusions, based on the CBI research are then given: (1) when CBI and traditional instruction are compared, students receiving CBI demonstrate equal or better achievement; (2) equal or better achievement using CBI is obtained in less time; (3) the use of CBI improves student attitudes towards the use of computers in learning situations; (4) the positive effect on learning achievement occurs regardless of the type of CBI used, the type of computer system, or the age of the students; (5) teacher interaction proves to be effective in CBI situations; (6) there is little evidence to support the claim that learning to program will result in higher level cognitive skills and capabilities to learn; (7) tutorial and drill modes seem to be more effective for low-ability students than for middle- or high-ability students; and (8) the effect on learning achievement seems to be greatest for pre-college age learners. Research findings are also presented for social development factors and the cost effectiveness of CBI, and a summary statement and 27-item bibliography conclude the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Learning Technology Center.