ERIC Number: ED023298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Modular Audio-Visual Multimedia Programming Concept; Electronic Blueprint Reading. Study Report 1.
Suchesk, Arthur M.
The concept of Modular Audiovisual Multimedia Programing, which is generally applicable to meeting the need for automated mass training, has been implemented in an electronic blueprint reading course for industrial employees. A preliminary study revealed that the average prospective student was 25 to 35 years old, limited to a high school education, and insufficiently skilled in electronic symbols and recognition and locating information on blueprints. The material to be learned was organized in nine instructional modules, then presented through several media. A total of 196 color slides was accompanied by commentary on magnetic tape, and each student was supplied with a kit of support materials, including programed instruction and self-evaluation exercises. The course was found suitable for use in the work area and was then self-administered by groups of from one to twenty individuals. Instructional time averaged about six hours, but the total time involved depended on speed of preparation and the number of sessions used to study the nine modules. Comparison of initial and final test scores indicated a significant transference of the desired skills. Management personnel and most of the students expressed satisfaction with the structure, content, and effectiveness of the course. (RM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Aviation, Inc., Anaheim, CA.
Identifiers: Modular Audio Visual Multimedia Programming