Accession Number : AD0759748

Title :   The Interactive Effects of the Availability of Objectives and/or Rules on Computer-Based Learning: A Replication,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Merrill,Paul F. ; Steve,Michael H. ; Kalisch,Stanley J. ; Towle,Nelson J.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : To replicate and extend the results of a previous study, this study investigated the effects of behavioral objectives and/or rules on computer-based learning task performance. The 133 Ss were randomly assigned to an example-only, objective-example, rule-example, or objective-rule-example group. The availability of rules and/or objectives reduced the number of examples required to meet criterion performance and increased posttest performance. In addition, rules reduced display latency and test item response latency, and increased retention test performance. Rules also decreased the level of within task state anxiety. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE