ERIC Number: ED027447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Broadcast TV as an Aid to Continuing Education. Terminal Progress Report.
Merrill, Irving R.; Yaryan, Ruby B.
The effect of massed versus distributed television presentations on attendance and learning in a voluntary situation were compared in a field experiment involving 114 physicians in general practice. The factorial design was based on four experimental groups, each located in a different community. Physicians viewed videotape presentations in a local hospital over a period of four weeks, with three one hour sessions (distributed viewing) and a single three hour session (massed viewing). On the fifth week they completed a learning achievement test over televised instruction. The results indicated that attendance was significantly greater under massed than under distributed viewing, especially when the sessions took place in the evening rather than the morning. The presentations produced gains in learning achievement, and there was no statistically significant difference in learning achievement between massed and distributed viewing. (author/nl)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Heart and Lung Inst. (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Medical Center.