NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED013062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-10
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
AN INVESTIGATION OF THREE APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF THE IBM 82 SORTER.
GRAVES, LAWRENCE E.
THE OPERATION OF THE IBM 82 SORTER WAS TAUGHT TO THREE GROUPS OF STUDENTS IN THREE DIFFERENT 2-HOUR SESSIONS. THE GROUPS WERE STATISTICALLY EQUATED ON THE BASIS OF THE STUDENT'S SCORES ON THE SCAT AND IBM MACHINE OPERATORS TESTS. A "STANDARD CLASSROOM" METHOD (INVOLVING A LECTURE AND SUCH AIDS AS A CHALKBOARD AND HAND-OUTS) WAS FOLLOWED IN INSTRUCTING THE FIRST ("A") GROUP. AN "OVERHEAD PROJECTOR" METHOD WAS FOLLOWED IN INSTRUCTING THE SECOND ("B") GROUP. A "HANDS-ON" METHOD (IN WHICH THE STUDENTS ACTUALLY OPERATED THE SORTER) WAS FOLLOWED IN INSTRUCTING THE THIRD ("C") GROUP. LEARNING WAS MEASURED BY COMPARING THE STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE ON PRE- AND POST-TESTS OF 20 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS. GROUPS A AND C PERFORMED ABOUT EQUALLY WELL, GROUP B SIGNIFICANTLY LESS WELL. INVESTING IN SORTERS AND OVERHEAD PROJECTORS TO TEACH THE SUBJECT THEREFORE SEEMS UNNECESSARY. (A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAMPLE GROUPS AND A DISCUSSION OF SOME OF THE DETAILS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY ARE INCLUDED.) (AD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A