Relative Effectiveness of Computer-Based and Human Feedback for Enhancing Student Learning

February 15, 2005

The purpose of this study is to examine the educational impact of presenting various levels of computer-based, online feedback (no-feedback, knowledge-of-response, knowledge-of-correct-response, topic-contingent, and response-contingent) either alone or paired with human interaction in an independent, mastery learning environment. Results indicate that student learning is enhanced by human interaction but is not influenced by the various types of computer-based feedback.

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