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ERIC Number: EJ875091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Supporting the Distant Student: The Effect of ARCS-Based Strategies on Confidence and Performance
Huett, Jason Bond; Young, Jon; Huett, Kimberly Cleaves; Moller, Leslie; Bray, Marty
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v9 n2 p113-126 2008
The purpose of this research was to manipulate the component of confidence found in Keller's ARCS Model to enhance the confidence and performance of undergraduate students enrolled in an online course at a Texas University. This experiment used SAM Office 2003 and WebCT for the delivery of the tactics, strategies, confidence-enhancing e-mails (CEE), and course content. The students were trained to use the Microsoft Access database program for 5-and-one-half weeks. The results indicated that the treatment group showed no statistically significant gains over the control group for the variable of learner confidence. The treatment group did statistically significantly better than the control group on the posttest. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas