ERIC Number: ED334992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Effects of Feedback and Second Try in Computer-Assisted Instruction for Rule-Learning Task.
Lee, Doris; And Others
The effects of three types of feedback in a computer-assisted instructional lesson--knowledge of the correctness of response (KOR), knowledge of the correct answer (KCR), and explanatory feedback in combination with or without a second try on error correction--were investigated, using a 2 by 3 factorial design. The results indicated that explanatory feedback was significantly superior to KOR feedback in improving immediate posttest achievement, and also significantly better than KCR feedback in reducing the probability of repeating a practice error on the delayed posttest. The "second try" factor had no significant impact on performance. One of the possible reasons for the insignificant results might be that learners did not maintain a high level of learning motivation due to the difficulty of the instruction. Future research is needed to determine what would be the sufficient amount of feedback information and appropriate difficulty level of the instruction that would maximize learning. (5 tables, 24 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Presentations at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; see IR 015 132.