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ERIC Number: ED490132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
The Effect of a Computerized Teaching Assistant on Student Interaction, Student Satisfaction, and Retention Rates of Students in a Distance Course
Reindl-Johnson, Cheryl
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 12-16, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a computerized teaching assistant (CTA) on student interaction, student satisfaction, and retention rates of students in a distance course. The CTA is humanoid and speaks in a human voice from recorded sound clips, to give the student the feeling that he/she is interacting with a person, not a computer program. It has been programmed to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs), provide positive feedback and encouragement to students, and to initiate contact with inactive students. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A