ERIC Number: ED027750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Motion Variables in Film Presentations. Final Report.
Allen, William H.; Weintraub, Royd
The motion variable in the learning process was investigated in three parallel experiments (science, motor skills, social studies), each designed to meet instructional objectives of fact learning, serial ordering, and concept learning. Stimulus sequences were shown as motion pictures, sequenced still pictures, or single still pictures to 582 randomly assigned fifth and sixth grade students who were given objective tests after exposure to each of the treatment modes. The motion picture mode of visual presentation was superior to sequenced and still picture modes for seven of ten stimulus sequences, this superiority prevailing regardless of grade level, sex, mental ability, subject matter content, or instructional objective. Results imply that under most conditions the motion picture is the most effective for presenting information to be learned cognitively. In addition to statistical data, appendices supply stimulus materials, performance tests, and learner characteristic analysis. (TI)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.