A comparative study involving the administration of computer- managed instruction in a remedial mathematics program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Kie Kestner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Keith Wright

Abstract: This comparative study was conducted to gain insight into the effectiveness of two methods of administering a computer-managed component of instruction in a remedial mathematics program. One method of implementing the computer-managed component of instruction involved teacher decisions on what software would be presented to the students. The second administration allowed the computer's management system to diagnose and prescribe software for individual students. A third group not exposed to any computer software was also used in the study. Five Chapter 1 mathematics classes from each of three middle schools were involved in the collection of data. Pretest and posttest scores were collected on 173 seventh and eighth grade students in order to determine gains in achievement. Informal, structured interviews were conducted with each of the six teachers and five students from each class. Interview data provided information which focused on attitudes toward the use of computers in an instructional setting.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Computer-assisted instruction
Mathematics $x Remedial teaching
Mathematics $x Computer-assisted instruction

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