Accession Number : ADA029752


Title :   The Effectiveness of an Interactive Map Display in Tutoring Geography


Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 Apr-30 Sep 1976


Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Collins, Allan ; Adams, Marilyn Jager ; Pew, Richard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a029752.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of different aspects of the SCHOLAR CAI system. The experiment compared how well students learn using SCHOLAR with (1) the interactive map display of Map- SCHOLAR, (2) a static labeled map, and (3) an unlabeled map. The results of the experiment showed that the students learned significantly more with the interactive map display, than with either the labeled map or the unlabeled map. A new method called backtrace analysis was used to assess the effectiveness of specific aspects of the tutoring strategy and the map system used in the experiment.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , *GEOGRAPHY , *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , EDUCATION , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , LEARNING , LEARNING MACHINES , MAPS , PERFORMANCE TESTS , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE