Accession Number : AD0437586


Title :   SELF-DIRECTED INQUIRY IN CLINICAL NURSING INSTRUCTION BY MEANS OF THE PLATO SIMULATED LABORATORY,


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Bitzer,Maryann


Report Date : 11 Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : A portion of a medical-surgical nursing study unit was programmed for use on the PLATO system. It was presented to a group of student nurses, six students obtaining information by self-directed inquiry in the PLATO simulated laboratory and seven students in the control group attending their regular class with regular instructor. The experimental and control groups did not differ significantly on a pre-test of subject matter knowledge. A comparison of post-test results showed a difference in favor of the PLATO group that was significant at the .09 level. The value of experimenting was indicated by a correlation of .85 between the number of experiments the students performed and their post-test scores. The number of attempts at questions correlated -.75 with the post-test scores. (Author)


Descriptors :   EDUCATION , NURSES , PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INSTRUCTORS , TEACHING MACHINES , TRAINING DEVICES , LABORATORIES , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , MEDICAL TECHNICIANS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE