ERIC Number: ED477847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Enhancing the Mathematics Performance of College Bound Students Combining Computer Animation with Text and Narration.
Mahmood, Salma Jesmin
In 1985 The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) conducted an extensive investigation of student academic readiness for Texas' institutions of higher education. From the study it was learned that 30% of the students were unable to read, write or compute at desired performance levels. The state's response was the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP). One important part of TASP is a pre-college enrollment test. According to THECB: "The TASP has become an essential part of quality assurance efforts in Texas higher education. "It guarantees that all students entering public colleges and universities in Texas have an opportunity to develop the academic skills necessary for success" (Boylan, 1997). After many years of research it is commonly accepted under-prepared college bound students face great difficulties in achieving the knowledge and skills needed for mathematics when conventional teaching methods are used. However, it is also widely accepted that conventional methods that are supported with instructional software significantly increases depth of learning while reducing time needed for learning. Yet, a caution is needed. Software that includes integrated text, sound, and computer animation maximizes students' learning. Mayer and Anderson (1991,1992) and Mayer and Sims (1994) clearly showed the value of computer animation and "oral narration" or traditional/conventional methods are most effective when they occur concurrently. This paper will explain how the mathematics performance of College bound students was enhanced by computer assisted instruction (CAI) with conventional instruction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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