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ERIC Number: ED011013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan-4
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TELEWRITER STUDY, SPRING SEMESTER, 1966.
BISBEY, GERALD D.; AND OTHERS
TO DETERMINE IF MECHANICAL AIDS CAN BE OF SIGNIFICANT HELP IN THE TEACHING OF COLLEGE MATHEMATICS, A TELEWRITER (FACSIMILE TELEGRAPH FOR REPRODUCING GRAPHIC MATERIAL) WAS USED TO TEACH EIGHT SESSIONS OF A 16-SESSION EXTENSION COURSE (EXPERIMENTAL GROUP) IN FOUNDATIONS IN ARITHMETIC. TWO CONTROL GROUPS, ONE ON- AND ONE OFF-CAMPUS, WERE TAUGHT WITHOUT THE TELEWRITER. IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP A COORDINATOR WHO WAS A QUALIFIED TEACHER WAS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE ROOM TO MONITOR THE EQUIPMENT. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS DID NOT DIFFER IN PRETEST SCORES OF MENTAL MATURITY. ON MIDTERM AND FINAL CRITERION TESTS, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WAS SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR TO THE OFF-CAMPUS CONTROL GROUP BUT NOT TO THE ON-CAMPUS CONTROL GROUP. HOWEVER, 88 PERCENT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP STUDENTS PREFERRED A LIVE TEACHER TO THE TELEWRITER. MANY FELT THE SUCCESS OF THE TELEWRITER WAS AT LEAST PARTIALLY DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF THE COORDINATOR, WHO OFTEN AIDED IN TEACHING THE SUBJECT. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: State Coll. of Iowa, Cedar Falls. Bureau of Research and Examination Services.
Identifiers: Iowa (Cedar Falls)