Title

Efficacy of a computer-assisted instruction program in a prison setting: An experimental study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2000

Department

Educational Studies and Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

ADULT EDUCATION QUARTERLY

Volume

50

Issue

2

First Page

120

Last Page

133