Basic Skills Resource Center: Development and Evaluation of Computer- Based Learning Strategy Training Modules
Final rept. Jul 1982-Aug 1984
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The overall goal of this project was to develop computer-based learning strategy training modules designed to facilitate the acquisition and application of technical information. These modules combine the strengths of two promising instructional techniques computer-assisted instruction and cooperative learning peer tutoring. Over the course of this project we have developed and formally evaluated three modules designed to improve cognitive strategies during text processing Summarization paraphraseimagery, Structured Summarization DICEOX, and Networking. We have also developed and informally evaluated a module designed to improve affective strategies. The results of these evaluations indicate that this training approach is effective for simple and somewhat familiar strategies i.e., paraphraseimagery. Suggestions are provided for improving the effectiveness of this training by extending training time and integrating the modules. The microcomputer provides strategy instructions, and provides expert content and process feedback and reinforcement to the learner.
- Computer Hardware