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ERIC Number: ED263880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 13
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Consistencies in Findings on Computer-Based Education.
Kulik, James A.
Separate meta-analyses have been completed recently on the effectiveness of computer-based education (CBE) in elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and nontraditional postsecondary institutions. Several conclusions can be drawn from these meta-analyses. First, although CBA has not been uniformly successful in all its guises and at all instructional levels, most CBE programs have had the following positive effects on students: students have learned more and retained more in courses providing assistance from computers; students learned their lessons in less instructional time and liked their classes more when they received computer help; and students developed positive attitudes towards computers when they received help from them in school. Second, results of CBE vary as a function of the evaluation design used to measure CBE effectiveness; and third, study outcomes also vary as a function of the type of publication in which the results are found. Since CBE generally has positive effects on student learning, future programs of implementation and development should be encouraged. Research is needed, however, to determine the factors that produce differences in the results of studies reported in journals and in dissertations, and differences in the results of studies using different research designs. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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