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) : Perry, Arlene A.

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 84

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 pretest/postest, 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, F(1,17) = .25, p = .62. The hypothesis that post-intervention attitude within the CAI group would be more positive than pre-intervention attitude was supported, t(1O) = 1.92, p = .04.

Descriptors :   *LECTURES, *STATISTICAL SAMPLES, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *TEACHING METHODS, COMPUTERS, EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONS, INTERVENTION, LEARNING, NURSING, SEMANTICS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COMPARISON.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Humanities and History
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE