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A Study of the Effects on Pupil Achievement of Certain Audio and Visual Presentation Sequences. Final Report.
Galfo, Armand J.
An investigation was made to determine whether pupils learn more when sight and sound are not presented simultaneously, and whether audio or visual redundancy cause a cueing effect which produces a superior sight-sound or sound-sight sequence. Commercially produced filmstrip lessons were converted into two experimental and two control sequences for the investigation, and subsequent findings were as follows: pupils in fact learn less when sight and sound are not presented simultaneously; and as to cueing, there are no conclusive answers. A significant "by-product" finding was that the common practice of using audiovisual lessons with several grades and pupils of varying mental ability may be very inefficient. This would imply a need for pretesting audiovisual materials to give teachers better guidance regarding their use. A bibliography is appended. (GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.