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ERIC Number: ED263905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Meta-Analysis of Findings on Computer-Based Education with Precollege Students.
Bangert-Drowns, Robert L.
A quantitative or meta-analytic review was conducted of studies comparing computer-based education (CBE) to conventional instruction in precollege classrooms. Seventy-four studies were included in the review; sources included earlier reviews by Hartley, Burns, and authors from the University of Michigan, and the ERIC and Comprehensive Dissertation Abstracts databases. Remaining studies were found through bibliographic references in the collected articles and reviews. It was found that the average effect of computer-based instruction was to increase student test performance from the 50th to the 63rd percentile. Effects were most consistently high for computer-assisted instruction (drill and practice, tutoring) followed by computer-managed instruction and computer-enriched instruction; effects were also higher in published than in unpublished studies. In addition, CBE positively influenced student attitudes toward the course content and the computer. A list of references completes the document. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A