ERIC Number: ED436134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Using Cooperative Learning and Objectives with Computer-Based Instruction.
Klein, James D.; Cavalier, Jamie C.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of implementing cooperative learning and objectives with computer-based instruction (CBI). Subjects were 125 fifth and sixth grade students. Cooperative dyads and individuals worked through a CBI earth science program that contained either instructional objectives, advance organizers, or no orienting activities. Results indicated that students who received instructional objectives performed significantly better on intentional posttest items than students who received either advance organizers or no orienting activities. Results also revealed that dyads who received objectives exhibited significantly more on-task group behaviors, more helping behaviors, and fewer off-task behaviors than dyads in the other orienting activity conditions. Furthermore, learning strategy influenced time on task; individuals spent significantly more time on instruction and practice than cooperative dyads. Implications for CBI developers are explored. (Contains 52 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Courseware, Earth Science, Goal Orientation, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Intentional Learning, Intermediate Grades, Intermode Differences, Learning Strategies, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT] (21st, Houston, TX, February 10-14, 1999); see IR 019 753.