ERIC Number: ED419525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Comparing and Contrasting the Effectiveness of Computer-based Instruction with Traditional Classroom Instruction in the Delivery of a Cross-Cultural Educational Module for Agriculturalists.
Murphrey, Theresa Pesl
The purpose of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of computer-based instruction to deliver cross-cultural education to agriculturalists. A quasi-experimental research method known as a nonequivalent control-group design was employed to compare and contrast the effectiveness of delivering a cross-cultural module via traditional classroom instruction and computer-based instruction to two separate groups of undergraduate students at Texas A&M University. A pretest was administered to both the control and treatment groups to establish a cross-cultural knowledge baseline for each student prior to being exposed to the cross-cultural training module. Results suggest that computer-based instruction may serve as an effective means of delivering cross-cultural education for agriculturalists, and that it may even been more effective than traditional classroom instruction. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Distance Education Conference (4th, Corpus Christi, TX, January 29-31, 1997).