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ERIC Number: ED429912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 14
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Effect of Computer Assisted Instruction on Students' Achievement in Global Studies.
Adonri, Osa E.; Gittman, Elizabeth
A pretest posttest experimental group design was used to study the effects that computer assisted instruction (CAI) has on urban school, tenth grade students' achievement in global studies. Students were selected and assigned to one of two groups using random selection and assignment techniques. A pretest confirmed the equivalence of the two groups. After a six-week treatment of the experimental group, a posttest administered to both groups assessed the effect of the treatment. Items from the June 1993, 1994, and 1995 global studies unit of the New York State Regents Examination were used to develop an assessment instrument. The assessment found that students using CAI achieved significantly higher scores on a posttest than students taught by traditional methods. An attitude survey showed an increase in motivation and interest for students who were taught with CAI. Results may be generalized to classrooms in urban settings where students consist primarily of minority populations. Contains 3 tables of data and 13 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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