Accession Number:

ADA248518

Title:

The Effects of Student-Instructor Interaction and Paired/Individual Study on Achievement in Computer-Based Training

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper, Jun-Aug 1991

Corporate Author:

AEROJET LIQUID ROCKET CO SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Research shows that interaction between the students and instructor can improve performance in computer-based training CBT. Small group study can also improve CBT performance. However, there is no data available on the interaction between these two variables. Therefore, a 2 x 2 factorial design experiment was conducted. Two hypotheses were tested 1 paired learning would have a positive effect on performance and 2 interactions between student and instructor would have a positive effect. The experimental data support the first hypothesis. They provide only moderate support for the second. Perhaps a CBT partner can provide the feedback and support usually given by the instructor in a traditional setting. More research is needed on the social aspects of learning and the role of the instructor in CBT.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE