BLOCKING LEARNER ERROR STATES IN A TRAINING-WHEELS SYSTEM.

John M. Carroll, Caroline Carrithers

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Abstract

Some of the most troubling problems for users of computer equipment arise in the getting-started stage. A 'training-wheels' system was designed for a commercial word processor in which system functions that new users typically do not need, but which can be springboards for errors and confusions, were disabled. The training-wheels word processor improved learning efficiency in two experiments, one of which examined learning by doing and the other, learning by the book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-389
Number of pages13
JournalHuman Factors
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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