ERIC Number: ED032783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Two History Instruction Methods: Radio Broadcasting and Visual Aids Versus Individualized Instruction with Audio-Visual Aids. Final Report.
Banister, Richard E.
Two American history courses taught by different multimedia methods were compared. Each course was semi-automated in order to free the instructor's time for question and answer periods. One experimental group of junior college students took the course using FM radio, an illustrated syllabus, and student response sheets. Another group took the same subject on campus using a combination of tapes, filmstrips, student response sheets, and seminars. The radio students were able to conduct a discussion with their instructor by calling the radio station each night that the program was presented. A t-test was run to compare the mean scores of these two groups on two mid-term tests and one final test. A statistical analysis of the data determined that there was no significant difference at the 1% level of confidence in the learning of the two groups. It was felt that the course could be successfully taught by radio and thus fulfill the college's responsiblity for community education. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: American History, Audiovisual Instruction, Community Colleges, Community Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Radio, Filmstrips, History Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Programed Instruction, Radio, Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mount San Jacinto Coll., San Jacinto, CA.