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ERIC Number: ED002257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 9
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THE EFFECT OF IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ON LEARNING IN SOCIAL SCIENCE - REPORT 8.
WOODWARD, JOHN C.
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF TELEVISION TEACHING IS IN THE AREA OF STUDENT INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION. THE INSTRUCTOR HAS NO WAY OF KNOWING WHETHER OR NOT ANY LEARNING IS TAKING PLACE OR IF THE STUDENTS ARE LISTENING. A FEEDBACK SYSTEM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENABLE A STUDENT TO INDICATE HIS RESPONSE TO A TV LECTURER'S QUESTION BY PUSHING ONE OF FIVE BUTTONS AT STUDENT STATIONS IN THE TV LECTURE AREA. VIA A READ-OUT DEVICE THE INSTRUCTOR EVALUATES THE STUDENT RESPONSES AND ANSWERS, THEN HE ELABORATES HIS DISCUSSION OR HE CONTINUES LECTURING. CHART RECORDERS KEEP A PERMANENT RECORD FOR LATER ANALYSIS. AN EARLIER STUDY INDICATED THAT THIS FEEDBACK SYSTEM COULD BE EFFECTIVE IN THE HUMANITIES. THIS STUDY FOLLOWS SIMILAR LINES USING THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AREA. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 100 STUDENTS SELECTED AT RANDOM RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY THE TV LECTURER BY PUSHING ONE OF FIVE BUTTONS LOCATED AT A STUDENT STATION IN THE CLASSROOM. CONTROL GROUPS IN OTHER ROOMS RECEIVED THE SAME LECTURE AT THE SAME TIME BUT DID NOT HAVE FEEDBACK EQUIPMENT. A FINAL EXAMINATION WAS CONDUCTED 9 WEEKS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE LECTURES TO TEST BOTH FEEDBACK AND RETENTION. RESULTS SHOW THAT THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP DID SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER ON THE NONFEEDBACK QUESTIONS, THE CONTROL GROUP DEMONSTRATED NO DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE ON FEEDBACK AND NONFEEDBACK QUESTIONS, AND THE TWO GROUPS DID NOT DIFFER WITH RESPECT TO PERFORMANCE.
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Univ. Coll.
Identifiers: Florida (Coral Gables)