Accession Number : AD0696007

Title :   A CAI STUDY OF LEARNING GEOLOGIC TIME AND EVOLUTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD COMPUTING CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Young,James P. ; Stolurow,Lawrence M.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Over a one-week period, a computer-aided instruction (CAI) lesson in geologic time and evolution was administered to 22 Lesley College freshmen. These girls were part of a class of 27 that were taking a general biology course administered by graduate students in science education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The CAI lesson was to provide introductory material for the topic of evolution which was subsequently covered by the course. There were two purposes for this study. One was to develop a research vehicle for studies of the learning process using CAI. Variables such as the asynchronous sequencing of information could be studied to determine their effect upon learning. The second purpose was to conduct a study of selected student characteristics to determine their correlation with measures of the student performance on a cognitive learning task. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOLOGY, *PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION), STUDENTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, COMPUTERS, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, PALEONTOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE