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The use of problem solving skills in computer-aided instruction: an evaluation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Catherine D. Ennis, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: When computer programs are designed to elicit problem solving skills by the user, this basic premise should be tested in an objective manner. The Health and Fitness Assessment program was evaluated as an interactive program with a substantial emphasis on the problem solving process. A method of analysis known as protocol analysis was used to demonstrate that 72% of the interpretive statements made by users verified the use of higher level mental functions to interact with the computer. Other evaluative data aided in improving the design of the program.

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Publication
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 4(4), 227-243.
Language: English
Date: 1988
Keywords
Computers, Computer problem solving, Simulation, Protocol analysis, Software evaluation, Computer program evaluation