Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1988

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Industrial Education and Technology

First Advisor

Trevor G. Howe

Abstract

The purpose of this study was: (1) to identify which evaluation criteria will be necessary for the drill/practice and educational game software programs, (2) to identify each evaluation criterion the average importance on evaluation guidelines in the process of evaluating drill/practice and educational game software programs, (3) to provide school teachers, administrators and individuals with reference information for the evaluation of microcomputer software programs. An evaluation criteria survey instrument which contained basic information and evaluation criteria items was designed to achieve the purpose;A stratified random sampling technique was employed to select the sample size of 301 schools from the population of 1,506 elementary and secondary schools which use microcomputers in the classroom teaching;A split-plot analysis of variance was applied to determine if a statistical significance existed between the scale values of evaluation criteria from elementary and secondary school teachers. A split-plot analysis of variance was applied to determine if a statistical significance existed between the scale values of evaluation criteria from drill/practice and educational game software programs. A split-plot analysis of variance was applied to determine if an interaction existed between the scale values of school teachers and software programs;The results of analysis indicated that a significant difference existed between elementary and secondary school teachers for content quality evaluation criteria. This study also found that a significant difference existed between drill/practice and educational game software programs for content quality, instructional quality, and technical quality evaluation criteria.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8834

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Yoau-Chau Jeng

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8825929

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

137 pages

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