ERIC Number: ED167191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
COMIT: The Leisure Experience.
Avedon, E. M.; Stewart, T. O.
This paper describes the use of an automated interactive teaching system for the teaching of a survey course in recreation which examines the phenomenon of leisure from a range of disciplinary perspectives including history, anthropology, archeology, philosophy, religion, economics, sociology, political science, psychology, planning, geography, and others. Initial pre-test results indicated that the traditional lecture group and the COMIT group started with similar background knowledge, and there was a considerable increase in the amount of information acquired; however, there was no significant difference between the two groups in the amount of information increase. COMIT has incorporated a standard television set into its design, and this, coupled with the growth of home computing, indicates that the project itself may be a glimpse of leisure behavior in the future. (Author/JEG)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Television, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Intermode Differences, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Recreation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computerized Multimedia Instructional Television
Note: Paper prepared for the COMIT Symposium (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, April 6, 1978); For entire proceedings, see IR 007 104