Defense Date

3-3-2008

Graduation Date

2008

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Instructional Leadership Excellence (ILEAD)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

William P. Barone

Committee Member

Joseph Kush

Committee Member

Margaret Ford

Keywords

Attitude Toward Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Confidence in Subject Matter, Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Achievement Scores

Abstract

This study investigated mathematics achievement scores between students working in cooperative learning groups using computer assisted instruction (CAI), and students working alone using CAI in a post-secondary developmental mathematics class. Fifty-one students enrolled in a basic mathematics course participated in the study. Two classes were assigned to work alone using CAI, and two classes were assigned to work in cooperative pairs using CAI. This study was a pre-post-test design, and was administered to all participants to determine their mathematics achievement scores.

A survey using a 5 point Likert Scale further examined if using cooperative learning and CAI would change students' attitude towards their confidence in the subject matter, their attitude towards working in cooperative learning groups.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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