ERIC Number: ED364245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Student-Instructor Interaction on Achievement in a Dyad Computer-Based Training Environment. Interim Technical Paper for Period June 1991-August 1991.
Stephenson, Stanley D.
Most computer-based training (CBT) research has ignored variables other than the software itself. Yet other factors can influence achievement. This study explores the impact of interaction between the student and instructor when students work CBT in pairs. Compared to an earlier study in which such interaction positively influenced achievement when students worked CBT individually, instructor interaction had no effect on achievement in this study with 41 college-level business statistics students. Perhaps many of the social functions served by the instructor in the traditional classroom can be provided by a CBT partner. Implications of these results, including the role of the instructor and the responsibility of the software developer are discussed. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Armstrong Lab, Brooks AFB, TX. Human Resources Directorate.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX. Dept. of Computer Information Systems and Administrative Sciences.