ERIC Number: ED463735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Promoting Transfer of Mathematics Skills through the Use of a Computer-Based Instructional Simulation Game and Advisement.
Van Eck, Richard
This study looked at the effect of contextual advisement and competition on transfer of mathematics skills in a computer-based instructional simulation game and simulation in which game participants helped their "aunt and uncle" fix up a house. Competition referred to whether or not the participant was playing against a computer character, and context of advisement referred to whether the participant had access to a reference book and video clips, or just the reference book. The video consisted of advice on how to solve the problem and was delivered by the "aunt and uncle." A total of 123 seventh and eighth grade students were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 conditions formed by crossing the 2 independent variables and adding a control group. Results indicated that non-competitive conditions may be best for transfer learning and that high contextual advisement (video) may promote transfer. (Contains 61 references, 7 tables, and 1 figure.) (Author)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Competition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Context Effect, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Design, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Tables (Data)
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/13.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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