Using computer-assisted instruction to improve learning of social studies concepts
George Hernandez Acevedo, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded
Students in the 3rd grade sometimes have trouble learning concepts and vocabulary addressed in the 3rd grade social studies curriculum. In order to make learning such material easier, the author developed a bilingual computer program whereby the user can enhance his or her understanding through the use of computer-assisted instruction. The software takes the student on an adventure thorough nature where he or she is asked thought provoking questions designed to promote a deeper understanding of information previously presented in classroom lectures and assignments. The program was developed in both Spanish and English in order to minimize English reading difficulties encountered by some native Spanish speakers. The results of the study indicated that the CAI program “Listen to the Land” was successful in improving test score and increasing the knowledge base for each student.
Acevedo, G.H. Using computer-assisted instruction to improve learning of social studies concepts. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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