ERIC Number: ED031083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Media Evaluation of Color T.V., Black and White T.V. and Color Photography in the Teaching of Endoscopy. Appendix A, Sample Schedule; Appendix B, Testing; Appendix C, Scripts; Appendix D, Analyses of Covariance.
Balin, Howard; And Others
Based on the premise that in situations where the subject requires visual identification, where students cannot see the subject physically from the standpoint of the instructor, and where there is a high dramatic impact, color and television might be significant factors in learning, a comparative evaluation was made of: color television, black and white television, color film, and conventional methods, in the study of the female organs as viewed through an endoscope. The comparison was also based on the hypotheses that color television would prove superior to black and white television in a case such as this where color is vital to identification and diagnosis, and that color television would be more effective than color films because its "live" character would heighten the drama of the subject matter. After three years of testing, the conclusion was that there were no significant differences in learning among the four groups of students tested, and that, to decide whether or not to use television or film in the classroom, considerations other than those of teaching effectiveness must prevail. Appendices detailing the tests used are provided. (GO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.