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