Accession Number:

ADA282163

Title:

Computer-Assisted Instruction: An Alternative Teaching Method for Exercise and Fitness Concepts.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction CAI and lecture instruction LI for teaching exercise and fitness concepts. Attitude toward the use of the computer as a learning tool was also examined. A convenience sample of 21 undergraduate nursing students was randomly assigned to a CAI group n 11 and to an Ll group n 10. Knowledge was measured on a pretestpostest, and attitude was measured on a semantic differential tool. Selected demographic and computer use information was obtained. The hypothesis that post-intervention knowledge between the groups would be the same was supported, F1,17 .25, p .62. The hypothesis that post-intervention attitude within the CAI group would be more positive than pre-intervention attitude was supported, t1O 1.92, p .04.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Humanities and History
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE