Effectiveness of a computer assisted instruction program for teaching consumer credit to secondary home economics students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann Horne Faircloth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Barbara N. Clawson

Abstract: The purposes of this study were to develop and field test a microcomputer program, to determine whether students learned more using the software than from reading similar material, and to examine relationships between amount of information learned and four selected variables. A sample of 68 pupils divided into experimental and control groups was selected randomly from a population of secondary home economics students. Instruments developed for this study included a 17-item knowledge test used as pretest, posttest, and second posttest a week later and two questionnaires with Likert-type scales intended to assess student attitudes toward computers and familiarity with computers. Responses indicated that experimental group participants strongly agreed or agreed that computers are useful, that knowing about computers can be helpful when seeking employment, that computer games are exciting, and that computers can be used for teaching. Most students in the experimental group did not use computers at home or school to any great extent.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Home economics $x Study and teaching (Secondary)
Consumer education
Computer-assisted instruction

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