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An Evaluation of the Teaching Effectiveness of PLATO in a First Level Biology Course. CERL Report X-32 [microform] / Richard P. Arsenty and George H. Kieffer
Bib ID 5307665
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Arsenty, Richard P
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
59 p. 
Summary

This paper describes a study of the teaching effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction using the PLATO system at the University of Illinois in a first level biology course. College enrollment, class rank, final grade, and time study data of the control and experimental groups were obtained from master rosters. A questionnaire administered to the experimental group the last week of each semester provided information on student acceptance of the PLATO method of instruction. At the conclusion of the study, preliminary data indicated that PLATO had the potential to become an effective educational adjunct by: (1) increasing student comprehension of lesson material; (2) actively engaging students in learning processes; (3) significantly reducing the amount of time spent by students on lesson materials; and (4) contributing to higher examination scores. Data tables and graphs and questionnaire items and responses are included. (Author/MH)

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Availability: PLATO Publications, Computer-Based Education Research Lab, 252 Engineering Research Lab, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (no price quoted).

Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility throughout original document.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Biology.  |  College Science.  |  Computer Assisted Instruction.  |  Educational Research.  |  Higher Education.  |  Instruction.  |  Programed Instruction.  |  Science Education.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  PLATO
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Kieffer, George H., author  |  Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab
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