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To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale Jan 1989

To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the effectiveness of computer-based simulation versus laboratory experience, and the sequencing of instruction, in teaching logic circuits. The two independent variables in this study were: (1) method of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (computer-based simulation and laboratory experience); and (2) sequencing of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (reading following lab or simulation experience and reading prior to lab or simulation experience). The dependent variable was the posttest score;A 2 x 2 factorial design was used in this study. The data were analyzed using the analysis of variance procedure. It was found that ...


Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen Jan 1989

Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Preconceptions in science learning have been a subject of increasing study over the past ten years. In the area of electric circuits, students have shown incorrect preconceptions with respect to current, voltage, resistance and short circuits. Research indicates that many students resist changes in their preconceptions. In recent years, text designed to promote conceptual change has been effective in overcoming some preconceptions. Computer simulations also have been shown to be effective in overcoming incorrect preconceptions;The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of text designed to promote conceptual change used in conjunction with an electric circuit simulation ...


The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation In Training Programmers For Computer Numerical Control Machining , Yen-Fei Hwang Jan 1989

The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation In Training Programmers For Computer Numerical Control Machining , Yen-Fei Hwang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of microcomputer simulation, and to compare the differences in skill mastery and in the need for a teacher's assistance among students using a microcomputer with a partner, using a microcomputer alone, and those who did not use a microcomputer simulator in learning CNC programming skills;A pretest-posttest control group design was used in this study. All of the students obtaining scores in pretest were taken out from the research to assure the homogeneity of the subjects;A total of ninety students was randomly selected from five classes in National ...


An Investigation Of The Potential Of Guided Logo Programming Instruction For Use In The Development And Transfer Of Analogical Reasoning , Nealy Frank Grandgenett Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Potential Of Guided Logo Programming Instruction For Use In The Development And Transfer Of Analogical Reasoning , Nealy Frank Grandgenett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the potential of two major effects of incorporating systematic analogical reasoning training within guided Logo programming instruction. The first goal was to investigate the far transfer effects of such instruction on general analogical reasoning development, as measured by a test associated with general analogical reasoning. The second goal was to investigate the near transfer effects of such instruction on a related computer programming skill--the reuse of subprocedures between programming problems;To provide general analogical reasoning training within a guided programming environment, this study incorporated Swan and Black's suggested pedagogical components for the effective transfer of cognitive ...


Development Of A Chinese Computer-Assisted Video Instruction System , Jia-Rong Jerome Wen Jan 1989

Development Of A Chinese Computer-Assisted Video Instruction System , Jia-Rong Jerome Wen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research was designed to develop and investigate a Chinese interactive video instructional system with the use of a microcomputer. Studies in Taiwan have indicated that several major problems confront the teacher who attempts to design CAI courseware. The major difficulties are the need for Chinese input/output and the lack of authoring tools. Hence, the purpose of this project has been devoted to explore a model for using interactive video in education in Taiwan;The major task of this study was to develop the Chinese Interactive Video System (CIVS), a computer assisted video learning environment with Chinese characters display ...