Systems Concepts and Computer-Managed Instruction: An Implementation and Validation Study.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER
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The report describes the utilization of systems concepts in the development of a course which was presented to students via terminal-oriented, computer-managed instruction. In order to test this model of CMI, systems concepts were utilized to develop a course, Techniques of Programmed Instruction, a graduate-level course in the College of Education, Florida State. The model includes problem identification, task analysis, assessment of entry behaviors, behavioral objectives, criterion-referenced evaluation instruments, instructional sequence and strategy, media selection, implementation, and evaluation. In the evaluation study, several experimental treatment variations were investigated. One variable was the comparison of the performance of students who selected their own instructional sequence as compared to those who were required to follow a set sequence. The other comparison was between the performance of students who interacted with graduate assistants as they evaluated their progress in the development of a programmed instruction sequence. The other students interacted directly with the computer in order to assess their progress. The analysis of the results indicated no significant differences among the experimental treatment groups. An accurate analysis of the time and effort required on the project indicated that the development costs were approximately 9,000, while the implementation cost for 59 students was approximately 3,500. Author
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