Behavioral Objectives, Sequence, and Aptitude Treatment Interactions in CAI.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER
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The interactions of behavioral objects, sequence order, and test and state anxiety were investigated. One of the purposes of the research was to examine the effects of objectives on achievement. An implicit assumption in most approaches to individualized instruction has been that units, frames, or skills should be ideally sequenced in order to assure optimal achievement. A second purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of sequencing. A further objective of the research was to study the interaction of availability of objectives and sequence. The final objective was to study the effects of objectives and frame sequence on both test and state anxiety. The results indicated that there were no main effects attributable to objectives, and that scrambling frame sequence did reduce achievement and increase program errors. Author
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