Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. John M. Newton

Second Advisor

Dr. R. L. Wikoff

Third Advisor

Dr. C. C. Kessler

Fourth Advisor

Dr. J. Niebaum


Bruner (1962) has suggested that more than ever before researchers are concerned with the techniques and devices that can be used to improve the educational enterprise. Some observers (Bundy, 1968; Finn, 1964) have expressed the idea that the educational world is in the early phases of a "permanent revolution" in which technology will play a major role. Bundy, (1968), has suggested that the evidence for such a "technological revolution" in education is perhaps nowhere more evident than in recent research dealing with programmed instruction and especially computer assisted instruction (CAI).


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Willie Frank Van Dyke June, 1968