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ERIC Number: ED405026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 9
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Computer Aided Statistics Instruction Protocol (CASIP) Restructuring Undergraduate Statistics in Psychology: An Integration of Computers into Instruction and Evaluation.
Rah, Ki-Young; Scuello, Michael
As a result of the development of two computer statistics laboratories in the psychology department at New York's Brooklyn College, a project was undertaken to develop and implement computer program modules in undergraduate and graduate statistics courses. Rather than use the technology to merely make course presentations more exciting, the project undertook to redesign course formats entirely. The computer program modules are designed to minimize hand calculations, allowing students to spend more time mastering concepts, and to allow instructors to utilize a mastery style evaluation of the students' performance. In addition, the modules respond to students' requests for more examples by providing them with randomly generated problems and allow students to take exams as many times as they want. On-line student monitoring informs instructors of students' performance and provides students with immediate feedback on exams. Advantages of using the computer-based protocol include that it is highly flexible, gives instructors more time to provide students with individualized attention, and promotes active learning by allowing students to use the programs at their own pace and time. Disadvantages include the lack of sophistication in both generating test questions and grading and overcoming students' computer phobia. Includes sample module screen-shots. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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