ERIC Number: ED443388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
A Comparison of Old Computers to New Computers Using First Letter Fun[TM] and Bailey's Book House[TM].
Boring, Christine Alison
A group of 20 students in a self-contained kindergarten classroom was selected to receive enrichment using computer software. Of those 20, 10 were randomly selected to use "Bailey's Book House" on a Macintosh computer. "Bailey's Book House" and the Macintosh computer were considered to be the newer models. The other 10 students used "First Letter Fun" on a Laser 128 EX computer, both considered to be the older models. Students were given a pretest before beginning each enrichment. The same test was given as a posttest after eight weeks of enrichment. Every student received 10 minutes of letter instruction every day, along with 15 minutes of computer enrichment. All of the students showed progress after receiving instruction and enrichment as shown by an increase in posttest scores. The Macintosh group did not show a significant different from the Laser 128 EX group when statistical comparisons were made. Results of the research indicate that the older computers and software are just as effective as newer computers and software. (Contains 20 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Bible, Research Paper, Johnson Bible College.