Computer support learning: The experimental findings and analysis of Making Cents
Zulma Calderon, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of using computer-assisted instruction in improving student achievement and motivation. The software analyzed in the study is Making Cents. This software was designed by the researcher to teach third graders about United States' coins: the value of each coin and how to count using coins.
The classroom selected to test the software was from an elementary school located in Southern California. Data collected included a pretest and posttest to measure the learning of the students who completed the tutorial. The students were also given an affective questionnaire to assess how well they liked using the computer and software. Findings obtained from the software testing indicated a significant gain in student achievement. The results from the student questionnaire showed the majority of the class liked using the tutorial and computer to learn about coins and counting.
Calderon, Z. Computer support learning: The experimental findings and analysis of Making Cents. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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