Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Communication Studies

First Advisor

Hildebrandt, K.


Information Science.




Using one Instruction Theory for each, two Computer-assisted Instruction programs were created to teach the topic of Small-group Meetings. The Gagne-Briggs theory and the inquiry theory of instruction were used for their usefulness to instruct in different situations: the Gagne-Briggs theory for classroom instruction, and the Inquiry theory for workplace-based training. To assist in creating both CAI programs, work by David Jonassen (1986) was used as a step-by-step outline for the creation of hypertexts. This outline was also used as a model for the linear Gagne-Briggs based program. Upon completion, each program was tested by student volunteers who examined the usefulness, overall cohesiveness, ease of use, understandability, and usefulness as an instructional project. It was expected that those who used the Gagne-Briggs based program would have a greater understanding of the general overall material, while those who used the Inquiry based program would have a better understanding of a few select areas. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Communication Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .W53. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0309. Adviser: Kai Hildebrandt. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.