ERIC Number: ED162153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Two Innovative Textual Formats in Correspondence Course Materials Used in the Air Force Enlisted Career Development Program.
Anderson, Ralph L., Jr.; Lewiski, Raymond L.
Two studies were conducted to determine the educational effectiveness of innovative correspondence course materials. The studies were made simultaneously during the period from September 1976 through October 1977. Different materials were compared in terms of student performance, student acceptance of materials, course completion time, and relative performance of students with differing reading abilities. In each study innovative textual materials were compared to materials already in field use. The first study involved a three-way comparison of conventional materials, texts in the behavioral objective format (BOF), and an innovative modular BOF version of an apprentice-material facilities course. The second study compared a BOF version of a food-service specialists course with a version using the innovative high impact graphic technique. Findings for the conventional materials used in the first study were inconclusive, while in both studies each innovative concept proved to be more effective and was better accepted than each respective BOF version. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Conventional Instruction, Correspondence Study, Enlisted Personnel, Food Service, Graphic Arts, Illustrations, Instructional Innovation, Learning Modules, Methods Research, Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Supplies, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Univ., Gunter AFS, Ala. Extension Course Inst.
Identifiers: Air Force; United States