Accession Number : ADA106372
Title : Stimulating Rhetorical Invention in English Composition through Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Burns,Hugh Lee , Jr
Report Date : Aug 1979
Pagination or Media Count : 341
Abstract : The impulse for this research was to combine the renewed interest in teaching invention--the process of exploring a subject to discover ideas or arguments--with the developing technology of instructional computing. the first of three major conclusions was that 'open-ended' or exploratory, supplementary computer-assisted instruction (CAI) which encouraged growth in the number and the sophistication of ideas could be programmed. The second conclusion was that a systematic inquiry using one of three popular heuristic methods made the experimental groups more alike with respect to the quantity and quality of their ideas and significantly different from a control group. The third conclusion was that the computer-administered, posttest methodology represented a more stringent way for controlling and later replicating quasi-experimental research in rhetoric.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , *WRITING , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *LINGUISTICS , COMPRESSION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , STIMULATION(GENERAL) , DECISION MAKING , SKILLS , STUDENTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , REASONING , PROBLEM SOLVING , MODULES(ELECTRONICS) , HEURISTIC METHODS , HYPOTHESES , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , PHILOSOPHY , ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE