ERIC Number: ED194103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-9
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Student Performance and Attitudes in Response to Videotaped Self-Instruction.
Boker, John R.
This study evaluating an innovative technique for the education of medical students emphasized the measurement of 30 senior medical students' cognitive and affective behaviors in response to their experiences over a period of six weeks with videotaped self-instructional programs. An investigation was made of: (1) the students' gain in knowledge, (2) the extent to which this type of instruction did in fact enhance attitude changes toward specific content referents, and (3) the students' attitudes toward this particular method of instruction. On the basis of results obtained, it was concluded that the use of well-designed and validated videotaped self-instructional programs had produced desired instructional outcomes of a cognitive type and also comprised a generally acceptable method of instruction from the students' point of view. Further, it is observed that videotaped self-instructional programs can function as modest agents of attitude change, at least when measured on a short-term basis. References are provided. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (7th, New Orleans, LA, November 9, 1978).