ERIC Number: EJ952128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Do Print, Web-Based, or Blackboard Integrated Tutorial Strategies Differentially Influence Student Learning in an Introductory Psychology Class?
Osborn, Don R.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n3 p247-251 2010
Web-based tutorials offer an opportunity to provide automated individualized feedback to help students develop, for example, the ability to identify independent and dependent variables and the ability to discriminate between experimental and predictor variables. Doing so enables them to distinguish between the relatively clear-cut causal conclusions from true experiments and the more in depth analysis required to judge causality from correlational studies. Evaluation data shows the Web tutorial (http://cas.bellarmine.edu/Osborn/hypertut_piv) improved student performance compared to a print tutorial. The strongest effect size (Cohen's d = 0.50) was obtained when comparing print problem solving only classes to print problem solving plus Web tutorial-available classes' performance. Also, using Blackboard to add class points as a direct incentive for using the tutorial material may lead to increased performance (Cohen's d = 0.30) "over simply making the Web tutorial available."
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Integrated Learning Systems, College Students, Printed Materials, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Feedback (Response), Introductory Courses, Psychology, Intermode Differences
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Education Level: Higher Education
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