ERIC Number: EJ577774
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Transfer of Learning from a Computer Simulation as Compared to a Laboratory Activity.
Kelly, Paul R.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v26 n4 p345-51 1997-1998
Discusses computer simulations in science education and presents the results of a study of 39 ninth-grade earth-science students to determine the effects of computer-simulated mineral identification activities on test performance. Results indicated no difference in test scores between the group using real minerals and the group using a computer simulation. (PEN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Conventional Instruction, Earth Science, Grade 9, Identification, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Laboratory Experiments, Minerals, Science Instruction, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue topic: "FACT 1997 Presentations: Learning with Technologies."