ERIC Number: ED332950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using Computer Assisted Instruction To Improve Student's Performance Skills in Social Studies.
Roedding, Gary R.
One of the problems that teachers face in a knowledge-based social studies curriculum is the diversity of academic levels in a given class. The low level learner gets lost in the rush to cover the material and keep the interest of the other students. This project implemented a computer drill and practice program for those students who consistently scored low on tests in government, world history, and U.S. history. The students used the program during 2 units or 3 times a week for about 30 minutes. The program reviewed in a drill card format pertinent facts that the students would see on tests or quizzes. The objective of the program was to increase the student's performance skills in class review and on the curriculum tests. The results seemed to indicate that there was an increase in the performance skills of those students using the program although not as much increase as had been desired. Students in the target groups scored higher on their tests and most of them demonstrated increased review time participation. Appendices include Ehman and Glenn's questions on computer activities, files available to drill, a screen display from the program, instructions used with the program, and the student's record sheet. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Drills (Practice), Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Low Achievement, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), United States History, World History
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Program listing printed scroll-fashion on p.61-66, without page breaks.