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ERIC Number: ED319146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 14
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Effects of Paired Student Interaction in the Computer Tutoring of Statistics.
Grubb, Ralph E.
Although computer-assisted instruction (CAI) simulates a conversation between a tutor and student, it does not permit the quality of interaction so desirable in the tutorial process. This study attempted to see if team learning techniques might be one answer to the lack of interaction in programmed instruction. What would happen if pairs of students took a CAI course cooperatively? Thirty liberal arts college students were selected for this experiment on a predictor variable, College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) scores (verbal only), to take a computer-guided statistics course. Students were divided into low- and high-scoring groups. In each group, 10 students formed pairs and 5 worked separately as controls. After the final exam, students were administered a questionnaire designed to measure their perceptions of their performance and those of their partners, if they were paired. The results from this study seem to indicate that students paired on CEEB verbal scores as a predictor variable will do as well as their controls on a final exam in a CAI course. In addition, they can complete the course in the same amount of time as their controls. The economic advantage is quickly realized since the cost of the educational terminal device has been cut by a factor of two in the process. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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