ERIC Number: ED364244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Instructor-Student Interaction on Achievement in Computer-Based Training (CBT). Interim Technical Paper for Period April 1990-February 1991.
Stephenson, Stanley D.
The role of the instructor in computer-based training (CBT) has not been previously studied. However, the role of instructor in traditional instruction (TI) has been studied and has been shown to influence student achievement. A key finding from TI research is that instructor-student interaction is positively related to achievement. This investigation varied instructor-student interaction (present/absent) in a CBT setting. Subjects (15 female and 10 male college students) worked a spreadsheet tutorial and then were asked to use the spreadsheet to compute statistical values. The results show that both interaction and no-interaction subjects equally understood the spreadsheet commands, but that those subjects who received instructor interactions scored higher on actually using the commands to compute statistical values. Low-ability subjects appear to benefit most from instructor interaction. One table presents means and standard deviations for performance. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Armstrong Lab, Brooks AFB, TX. Human Resources Directorate.