Efficacy of a Computer-Assisted Instruction Program in a Prison Setting: An Experimental Study
Educational Studies and Research
The efficacy of using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) with inmates participating in a prison education program was examined through an experimental study. The researchers sought to address and correct many of the methodological flaws commonly present among studies that compare a CAI-plus-traditional-instruction combination to traditional-instruction alone. Seventy-one inmates were randomly assigned to either an experimental group that received a CAI-plus-traditional-instruction combination, or a control group that received traditional-instruction only. Achievement scores of inmates in the experimental group were not significantly higher than those in the control group.
Adult Education Quarterly
Batchelder, J. S.,
Rachal, J. R.
(2000). Efficacy of a Computer-Assisted Instruction Program in a Prison Setting: An Experimental Study. Adult Education Quarterly, 50(2), 120-133.
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