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

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE