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ERIC Number: ED019938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF PROGRAMMED MATERIALS IN A FRESHMAN ORIENTATION PROGRAM.
PACKARD, RALPH E.
IN FALL 1964, PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA'S GENERAL COLLEGE WERE ASSIGNED TO GROUPS FOR 2-DAY ORIENTATION SESSIONS, IN WHICH THEY WERE INTRODUCED TO GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE UNIVERSITY, COMPLETED A TEST BATTERY, PARTICIPATED IN A "COLLEGE MEETING", AND REGISTERED FOR CLASSES. AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP RECEIVED THE CONTENT OF THE "COLLEGE MEETING" FROM PROGRAMED MATERIALS, WHILE A CONTROL GROUP RECEIVED THE TRADITIONAL LECTURE INFORMATION. ALTHOUGH INTERGROUP DIFFERENCES WERE SMALL, EXPERIMENTAL GROUP MEMBERS PERFORMED SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER ON AN IMMEDIATE POST TEST OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE. STUDENT EVALUATIONS OF THE PROCEDURES DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY BETWEEN GROUPS. A FOLLOWUP INFORMATION TEST AND EVALUATION INSTRUMENT ONE MONTH AFTER THE SESSIONS SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT INTERGROUP DIFFERENCES. MORE LECTURE GROUP SUBJECTS WERE JUDGED WELL PREPARED FOR REGISTRATION. MORE LECTURE GROUP SUBJECTS COMPLETED PRESCRIBED TESTS AS SCHEDULED. A COMBINATION WAS PROPOSED, WITH PROGRAMED INFORMATION TO BE FOLLOWED BY OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN STUDENTS AND COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES. THIS DOCUMENT IS VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, OF "THE GENERAL COLLEGE STUDIES," 1966-1967. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA; Minnesota (Minneapolis)