Relationships between Student Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Instruction and Training Performance
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The attitudes of 90 enlisted personnel toward Computer-Assisted Instruction CAI were measured before and after they received instruction presented by CAI. The attitude pretest and posttest were administered on line. The instructional material was divided into four lesson segments, each followed by a review test segment. Students who failed to reach the criterion score for any review segment repeated the corresponding lesson segment. A criterion test was administered at the end of the last segment. Measures of student performance used during the course of the instruction were a the total score on the criterion test total score b the number of errors made during the lesson and review segments errors c the percentage of responses made during the lesson and review segments that were incorrect percent errors d the time required to complete the lesson and review segments time and e the number of review segments failed review failures. The attitudes pretest did not correlate significantly with any of the performance measures. A significant correlation was obtained between attitude posttest and percent errors r -.22 . Attitude change was correlated with total score r .28, errors r -.19, and percent errors r -.25. Attitude and attitude change were not related to student ability.
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