Stimulus Control with Computer Assisted Learning
Journal of Behavioral Education Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 1053-0819
Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) has been shown to be an efficient learning-teaching procedure. Although there is an extensive educational software tradition using CAL approaches, few of them have demonstrated a better student performance than standard drill and practice methods. The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate the effectiveness of the "Let's Play With..." software program, and (b) to evaluate the effectiveness of a prompt (i.e. a blinking object) used in the program. The educational software "Let's Play With..." was designed to teach basic concepts involving shapes and body positions to preschool students. The software structure follows a behavioral design and uses a stimulus control procedure. The study was carried out with 64 preschool students in the Cadiz (Spain) School District. Statistically significant differences were found between the experimental group and a control group.
Navarro, J.I., Marchena, E., Alcalde, C. & Ruiz, G. (2004). Stimulus Control with Computer Assisted Learning. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13(2), 83-91.